Looking for something to do this weekend? It’s here.
Tuwi Bakheeta, an Emirati play, is being staged tomorrow in the courtyard of the Qasr Al Muwaiji fort in Al Ain. Adapted from Emirati novelist Mariam Al Ghafly’s novel of the same name, this production by the Sharjah National Theatre group, explores the relationship between desert and Bedouin and how to preserve heritage and knowledge through memories without living in the past. Free entry; the event takes place from 6.30pm-7.30pm.
Greek classics take a passionate and colourful twirl at NYUAD’s Noche Flamenca’s Antigona. Sophocles’ classic play Antigone exploring the battle between a disenfranchised woman and a patriarchal state is reinterpreted through flamenco music and dance by Soledad Barrio. Free entry; April 6-7. Show starts at 8pm.
At Ductac’s Centrepoint theatre, the classic fairytale of truth vs lies takes to the stage in the form of
Pinocchio from April 5-8. This musical adaptation by h2 productions combines lessons in morality and entertainment through creative scenery, costumes and choreography that tells the story of the puppet who wants to be a real boy. Tickets from Dh140 at ductac.etixdubai.com
A family of homicidal maniacs and their comic capers forms the plot of
Arsenic and Old Lace, a 1939 play by Joseph Kesselring that is playing at The Junction today and tomorrow. The farcical black comedy that was adapted into a film starring Cary Grant revolves around drama critic Mortimer Brewster who is caught between his crazy family, local police in Brooklyn, NY, and the woman he loves. Shows at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets from Dh100 at thejunctiondubai.com