Eassa Works

To make some of Eassa’s work more accessible to a contemporary audience, we translated and re-recorded four examples of his dramas. These were

The Missing Day

An episode from a serial. The events of this episode unfold around the story’s heroine “Fatima” as she lies in the hospital due to her injury in a war raid. “Dr. Tawfiq” gets to know her, falls in love with her, and decides to donate his blood to her, but she wakes up after her surgery, not remembering anything about her life, except the horror and dread of war and the sounds of bombs.

Mawgat/يوسف عزالدين عيسي – اليوم المفقود – موجات by Orient Productions | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Bitter Honey

An episode from a long running serial and one of Eassa’s most popular works. Sawsan, a young girl who lived with her mother in an isolated palace since childhood, and has never mingled with or talked to men, or known anything about them. Hisham, the journalist sees her and falls in love with her, and decides to climb the walls of her isolated palace to confess his love to her and try to change the misconceptions that her mother and those around her conveyed to her about the world of men.

Mawgat/يوسف عزالدين عيسي – العسل المر – موجات by Orient Productions | Free Listening on SoundCloud

In the drop of Water

This was originally produced as a late night show. The events of the evening revolve around a witch who lives on a rainbow in the sky and decides one day to descend to the earth to take away the evilness in a man’s heart and replace it with love and the drive to do good by making him live inside a drop of water and contribute to resolving the disputes of residents with it. He discovers that he has become important –  but only inside a drop of water, and only for three minutes.

Mawgat/يوسف عزالدين عيسي – في قطرة ماء – موجات by Orient Productions | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Room with no windows

Another late night show in which a group of people who do not know each other find themselves together in a room. They try to find out where they are and in the end discover that the room is a cemetery and they are dead. They come to understand that this is the first phase of death, when the living still remember them and their deeds; the second phase follows when theya re completely forgotten and can finally – one by one – fall asleep.

Mawgat/ يوسف عزالدين عيسي – غرفة بلا نوافذ – موجات by Orient Productions | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Links to the recordings are on the Mawgat festival website

EN – Youssef Ezz Eldeen

Eissa – Mawgat Festival