No men allowed: Saudi all-women plays attract crowds in Eid
Al Arabiya | Lucien Zeigler | 8.23.12
More than 7,000 women have attended performances of “Sowaleef Harem” (Women’s Talk) since the play opened to audiences four days ago in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
No men have attended the play, a comedy about four women who accidentally discover that they are married to the same man.
Actually, men are not allowed to attend the shows. Unlike television, where Saudi actors and actresses work together, theater remains a gender-segregated field in the conservative Kingdom.