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Ad for a Show at Sala Badia Including a Comedy Skit Battle of Dogs, Cats, and Rats
March 15, 1935


Translated by Priscilla Adum




The Advertisement

Beginning on Thursday, March 15, 1935 and continuing the following days, will present the Greatest Artistic Program With Classy and Astonishing Comedies

PLAY: The Unlikely Bridegroom
Vaudeville in one Act written by Bade3 Khairy

The Battle of Dogs, Cats and Rats
A Comedy Skit with Humorous and Entertaining Episodes In Several Acts
Written by El Oustaz Abou El Se3oud el Ebiary
Composed by El Mousecar El Oustaz Ezat el Gahli

El Antek Khana
A Musical Show with Pharaonic Costumes and Sets
Written by El Oustaz Abou El Se3oud El Ebiary
Composed by El Mousecar El Oustaz Farid Gohsn

Dance Show
The Mickey Troupe

Performing in the Program, The Queen of Slim

Madame Badia Masabni

Abdel Nabi Mohamed,
Hussein Ibrahim,
Fahmi Aman,
Mahmoud El Touni,
Ezat El Gahli,
Hekmet Fahmy,
Bahiya Amer,
Imtithal Fawzy,
Fathya Sherif,
Salma Zaki,
Hekmet Kamel,
Mimi El Saghiera

Monologues and Dialogues By The Two Slim [girls] Nadia and Nina

Spanish dance with Castanets to Orchestra Music
By the Beautiful Biancha and the Slim Gina 

Here and Here
A Musical Monologue, A Unique Artistic Masterpiece
Written By El Oustaz Abou El Se3oud El Ebiary
Composed by El Mousecar El Oustaz Farid Ghosn
Performed by the Queen of the Slim

Madame Badia Masabni

Humorous and Modern Monologues and Dialogues
By the Greatest Monologuist in the {Middle} East
El Oustaz Hussein Ibrahim
And the Lebanese Monologist with the Beautiful Voice
El Oustaz Mousa Helmi

Tuesdays Matinee for Women at 6:30 pm 
Fridays and Sundays Matinee for Everyone at 6:30 pm

Caption under the Photo:

Madame Badia Masabni

Ad for Show



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About the Translator

Priscilla is a dancer of Lebanese heritage who enjoys researching the Golden Era of Egyptian dance. She owns a collection of more than one hundred classic black and white Egyptian films which is continually expanding.

Priscilla has also gathered a large library of dance related articles and clippings from Middle Eastern magazines and newspapers, many of which she has translated from the original Arabic to both English and Spanish.

Priscilla currently resides in Central America where she is a dance instructor. 




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