The play “Al Namrood” is classified as historical drama as it deals with stories and events of ancient history which exemplify reality.
Nimrod Ben Canaan “Al Namrood”, the governor of Babylon, King of Assyria, claimed divinity and Godhead, and he was notorious for his injustice, tyranny and the killing of innocent people of Babylon. He confiscated their rights and their money. The irony of fate and divine justice was one in which his own life would end at the hands of those he oppressed; a mosquito made its way into his brain and because he could not bear the pain of this, he asked his people to beat him over the head with slippers until the mosquito could die. This ironic event took his life.
The play, which is a production of the Sharjah National Theatre, serves as an open invitation to dictators and tyrants to learn from history that unless they would like to share a similar fate they must work on promoting justice, peace and equality among their people because ultimately, justice is the basis of true leadership.
Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi; Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah
Sharjah National Theatre, United Arab Emirates