The Last Supper meets great success in Singapore
As the opening act of the Singapore International Festival for the Arts, Ahmed El Attar’s The Last Supper opened to a full house on August 11th
, drawing audiences back for two more fully-booked nights on August 12th
Notably, Her Excellency Ms Fatma Fathelbab Galal Ambassador of Egypt to Singapore attended the performance and took a commemorative photo with the play’s cast and crew.
The performance was well received by audiences, with Singapore’s Business Times calling it “a work that should be seen and discussed widely.” The review added that despite the play’s short run-time of 50 minutes “its razor sharp critique of elitism resonates far beyond the confines of the stage.”
Guardian art critic Jane Howard described the performance as “At times it feels six or seven plays are happening simultaneously.”
Commenting on the play’s somewhat challenging handling of topics such as racism, sexism and class, she said “If the full complexity of El Attar’s work can’t be understood through translation, his rallying call stands clear.”
Read the full review HERE
SIFA festival is a renowned six-week festival with an international program in the fields of theater, dance and music, focusing on the Potentialities in its 2016 edition.