(MENAFN -Arab News) More than 500 people packed into Prince Faisal bin Fahd Cultural Center Theater this week to attend the Hail Culture Center’s performance of “The Inspector General,” a play adapted from a book of the same name by Russian writer, Nikolai Gogol. The play was edited and directed by Talal Al-Remal, and supervised by the director of the Hail Culture Center, Zakaria Al-Momani.
According to director Al-Remal, the play addresses a number of social, cultural, and economic issues, such as the influence of authority, bribery, underage marriage, gluttony by some officials in different sectors, problems related to the educational system and poor decision making.
The play also highlights repetitive medical errors by some doctors and hospitals, as well as the weak solutions offered by the Ministry of Health, he said.
Production of the play, which was Al-Remal’s first play as director, was closely guided and supervised by Al-Momani, as well as chairman of the center Khudair Alsharihi.
A number of young actors performed in the play, including Motaeb Aldmada, Sultan Al-Mersal, Satam Al Anzi, Hani Abdul Razak Saleh Alnghemsh, Mohammed Alhmzani, Mohammed Almazhor, Majid Al-Abdullah, Abdullah Al-Ahudars, Saud Al-Naheer, and Osama Al-Quadi.
The scenography was carried out by Badr Al-Rashidi, while music for the play was prepared by Majid Al-Abdullah, and dramaturgy by Al-Momani.
A number of attendees described the performance as having exceeded their expectations, noting that the play attended to their concerns in a creative way. They hoped for more valuable and critical plays that present real issues in a likeable manner to the public.