What would you expect from a school play version of ‘I Am Yusuf’? … whatever happens, it’s a school play, you clap, you cheer, you find the mistakes cute, and ‘awwwww’ in encouragement when they miss a line or freeze on stage. Well, nope! None of this happened. Those kids put on a play, one of the most difficult plays I’ve been part of, in an almost professional way.
“Sure, some productions were stronger than others but the event was overall quite rewarding. In my opinion, there are two reasons for that: the first is the diversity of the talent participating in the festival and the second is the overall, non-judgmental, encouraging and forgiving nature of the budding Dubai theater scene.”
The Alex Broun Play Festival opened last night at The Junction, with 7 plays in the Green group and 8 plays in the Magenta Group. The ABPF brings the Dubai theatre community together, once more, to create a vibe and energy that we are used to during the Short+Sweet season.