Jordanian comedy act perform satirical play for Ramadan

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Fans of Zaal and Khadra, the popular Jordanian comedy act, filled Amman’s Royal Cultural Centre to watch their latest satirical play called “Raise your voice.”

The duo have been a staple on Jordanian television , putting on a comedy show during Ramadan for the past nine years.

The play is divided into several sketches, each addressing a separate issue such as increasing commodity prices, or refugees entering the country.

Actress Rania Ismail says that the play hopes to address political issues facing Jordan over recent years, such as protests by “Herak,” a popular protest movement against what they say is corruption in the country’s political system.

“The play ‘Raise your Voice’ presents many ideas, of course it discusses the current difficulties we are facing in the country, and we reflect the reality of the Jordanian citizen. One of the issues we brought up was the ‘Herak’ movement and the protests and demonstrations taking place in the country. We support any movements that will lead to reform, and that will battle corruption and work to eliminate it,” said Ismail, who plays Khadra.

Due to high demand, additional shows of the play are expected to be scheduled throughout the month of Ramadan.

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