06/11/2022

General Directorate of Syriac Culture in Kurdistan Region of Iraq presented “Uncle Tuma” play

ANKAWA, Iraq —  As its first theatrical production, the General Directorate of Syriac Culture in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) presented “Uncle Tuma (Khala Tuma)” play, which is about the situation of the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people.

The play was performed on 3rd November, at the Hall of Ankawa Social Youth Club, and was attended by representatives of the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people’s cultural institutions and a large crowd of people.

Quoted from the “Uncle Vanya” play by the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, the play was prepared by Sabah Hormuz al-Shani. It was translated into Syriac by Kawthar Najib, and directed by Pierre-Louis Cher.

The play was performed for two consecutive days in Ankawa, and it will be performed in Baghdede.

The play was prepared, after the new administration of the General Directorate of Syriac Culture took upon itself reviving the Syriac theater through the support of the youth.

The play will also be performed during the Theater Festival organized by the Directorate of Theaters in Erbil, to be the first step in the process of reviving the Syriac theater.