By Rafat Sara -
As soon as he arrived at Muscat International Airport from Morocco after his theatre troupe won first place in Al Hussaima Third International Children’s Festival, drama director Mohammed al Nabhani expressed his deep delight, saying that he gifts the victory to all Omani theatre troupes and actors.
Dan, Al Nabhani’s theatre troupe, got the prize for its drama titled I will Be a Tree. They bagged the award for the best performance and the best country.
What made I will Be a Tree stand out was the fact that it was staged in Berber Amazeegh language and Moroccan Arabic dialect, winning the greatest appreciation of the public which gave a standing ovation at the end of the show.
“The Moroccan loved us and we loved them, and the drama was best way to express our emotions,” said Al Nabhani, who also thanked the Omani diplomatic mission in Rabat and the Sultanate’s TV and Radio Authority which covered the event.
The Moroccan Amazeegh Channel 8 and Morocco 2 channels also covered the performances and interviewed members of the Omani troupe which won first prize, performed last Friday at Al Hussaima city. The performance was applauded by a large number of families and children.
The Omani troupe held an exhibition on the sidelines of the event featuring the Sultanate’s tourist attractions and displaying publications and the Omani halwa.