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Head Over Heels in Saudi Arabia – February 2013

Written, directed and performed by Dr. Maisah Sobaihi, Head Over Heels in Saudi Arabia is a fun, light-hearted play that touches on a variation of topics concerning Saudi Arabia. Jeddah Blog reviewed the show back in October 2012 and we are very pleased to know that it will be performed once again. It addresses many of the questions raised about Saudi Arabia with specific reference to Saudi women. Maisah is a Saudi playwright and this is her thrilling and humorous one-woman show in which the narrator begins by telling her story and moves on to tell the stories of other women, giving insight into the powerful and rich experiences of Saudi women. If you haven’t seen it already, it is not to be missed. It’s a great opportunity for you all to go and see Maisah Sobaihi in action.

We are delighted to announce that Jeddah Blog will receive one free ticket to the play for one of our lucky readers. If you would like to win the ticket, leave a comment at the bottom of this page telling us why you would like to go and see the play. Don’t forget to add your email address so that we can contact you. Special thanks to the promoters for this. Hurry, as the competition ends tomorrow (Sunday, the 17th) at midday.  The competition has ended. Thank you to everyone who entered. The winner is announced below.

Tickets are available at the door and at Munch Arafat from 5 – 10pm daily, but you can take advantage of discounts if you book online with Eventbrite. You can also contact them via the Head Over Heels Facebook page.

The event is open to ladies and gentlemen although seating will be separate. The English performance is on 18th February and the Arabic performance is on 19th February, 2013.

The winner of the free ticket is ERUM KHALID.

Congratulations Erum! Get in touch with us via email to claim your free ticket 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Head Over Heels in Saudi Arabia – February 2013

  1. Congrats Erum!


  2. Hello, I missed Dr. Maisah’s last performance cuz I didn’t have anyone to go with since I’m an expat and I don’t really know so many people here ! This time I decided to go even if I end up going on my own. Before coming to Saudi I had a wrong opinion about it specially regarding women. I met many intelligent Saudi women who are career oriented and very independent! I would love to attend the show to understand how Saudi women actually think about themselves !


  3. Reblogged this on Saffaa : Visual Artist and commented:
    This is where I will be tomorrow night.


  4. Nayeer El-Dawlatly on said:

    Unfortunately,there ain’t a lot of cultural events taking place in Jeddah. One does miss the feeling of being in a dark stage and sharing the viewing experience with others be it a movie or a live performance. I’m here on my own and would appreciate the opportunity to explore Jeddah’s cultural scene. Maybe this play would be a kick-start to that. Sort of incentive cause otherwise I’m bit lazy.


  5. Saadia Shah on said:

    Even though I’ve been living here since 15 yrs, I’ve always been fascinated with the diverse culture and the kind of oneness the people of Saudi Arabia share. Being a lady myself, I have always wanted to understand what the Saudi women feel like being a part of this kingdom. I wanted to know what are the thoughts of women here. Back in my place, women are given equal rights compared to men which leads to less problems but here it is the opposite yet problems covered here are comparitively very less. If given a chance, I would love to explore why and understand the varied differences among the people coming together successfully whether it be about their thoughts or their way of living life.


  6. Wafaa Abdul on said:

    Salam to all, I have missed the previous show as I was out of town; I would like to attend and listen to the rich story of Ms. Sobaihi. Being a Saudi female myself, there must something I will learn there.
    I would appreciate a free ticket if I am lucky.


  7. nadia imran on said:

    i would like to go and see the play as i.have heard lot good about it secondly because of Maisah talented lady..


  8. I just moved to the Kingdom a few months ago….I had heard such a variety of opinions before moving here. I would love to go see the play just to see for myself what Arab culture is all about, to dispel those myths which I brought along with me and just to able to enjoy a refreshing ‘woman-oriented’ play here in KSA!


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