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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

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