AN EPIC MUSICAL PLAY
Al Faris (The Knight) is an epic musical play inspired by the poems of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
A stage production of the play, produced by Brand Dubai in partnership with Rahbani Productions, will run from January 6 to 9, 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The lead roles of the stage production are being played by renowned Lebanese singer Ghassan Saliba and popular Emirati singer Balqees.
Written by renowned Lebanese theatrical director Marwan Rahbani, Al Faris depicts the epic horseback journey of a knight to rescue his lady love Shomoos from her kidnapper Ghairan. A richly allegorical fantasy play, Al Faris tells the story of a warrior’s determination to ensure his people are safe and prosperous in a world surrounded by violence and hatred. A fantasy musical, Al Faris provokes a deep philosophical contemplation on timeless values ranging from love and humanity to leadership, courage and wisdom