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Karim Abdel Aziz Returns to Stage After Two Decade Hiatus With Play "Sinbad"


Tue 03 Oct 2023 | 09:53 AM
Karim Abdel Aziz
Karim Abdel Aziz
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Egyptian actor Karim Abdel Aziz is returning to the stage with the play "Sinbad" after a two-decade absence.

The play marks Abdel Aziz's second theatrical performance and is set to be staged at the beginning of the new year.

The acclaimed actor made his stage debut in the 2001 play "Hakiem Oyon". 

It also starred late comedian legend Alaa Waley El-Din as well as Ahmed Helmy,  Hagag Abdel Azim,  Monaliza,  Mariam Noah, and more. The play was scripted by Ahmad Abdallah and directed by Hani Motawea.

Karim Abdel Aziz in Hashashin

On the other hand, Abdel Aziz is planning to participate in the 2023 Ramadan drama marathon with the highly-anticipated TV series “Al-Hashashin”.

The series also stars Fathy Abdel Wahab, Myrna Noureldin, Ahmed Eid, Eslam Gamal, Nicolas Mouawad, Yasser Ali Maher, Nour Ehab, Omar El Shenawy, and Suzan Najm Aldeen.

The big-budget series was set to screen during the holy month of Ramadan but got postponed to Ramadan 2024 due to the tight schedule and filming time as well as the shooting taking place in several countries abroad.

Abdel Aziz is collaborating with screenwriter Abdel Rahim Kamal and director Peter Mimi on the historical project.

The project takes place in the 11th century and sees the actor playing Hassan Al-Sabbah, the founder of Al-Hashashin.

Al-Hashashin was a sect of assassins that operated between 1090 and 1275 CE.

During that time, they lived in the mountains of Persia and Syria and the covert murder of leaders who were considered enemies of the Nizārī Ismāʿīlī State.

Abdel Aziz and Mimi last collaborated in the third season of the acclaimed TV series “El Ekhteyar” (The Choice).