In my Heart's Eye: The Love Project

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 20:30
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 20:30
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 20:30
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 20:30
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 20:30
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 20:30

IN MY HEART’S EYE: THE LOVE PROJECT
A Performance by Zoukak Theatre Company
14, 15, 16 and 21, 22, 23 February, 8:30pm at Zoukak Studio

Tickets: 25,000 LL
Reduced price: 10,000 LL (for audience younger than 27 years old)
Available through Ihjoz and at the door
Holders of the reduced price tickets should show their ID at the door

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Duration: 90 minutes
Language of the play: Arabic
English subtitles available on the 22nd and 23rd of February

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“[Love] is an existential project: to construct a world from a decentered point of view, other than that of my mere impulse to survive or re-affirm my own identity.”

Alain Badiou – In Praise Of Love

Love, like theatre, takes place in the “here” and “now” and drives individuals to transform the irrevocability of their past and the projections of their future into infinite possibilities in the present. Society posits the certainty of death at the core of any truth, as a fatality looming in the horizon and defining human action; framing “the end of the story”. But what if we were to study “the middle of the story”… the apex of the adventure of life, through instances of falling in love? How does this impact our reading of the world we live in, how many ends and beginnings can we envision other than birth and death?

The Love Project studies a succession of ephemeral moments that have defined people’s various journeys. Our research is based on in-depth interviews with people from different walks of life; who shared their real love stories, intimate encounters and reflections on love as a concept and practice. Some of them have been through difficult circumstances, others encountered love in unexpected places, and all of them assessed how love affected their paths and their views of the world.

 

Credits

Directed by: Maya Zbib
Devised by: Lamia Abi Azar, Omar Abi Azar, Nadim Deaibes, Louloua Ghandour, Mohamad Hamdan, Nathalie Harb, Junaid Sarieddine, Nasri Sayegh and Maya Zbib
Performers: Lamia Abi Azar, Louloua Ghandour, Junaid Sarieddine, Nasri Sayegh and Maya Zbib
Scenographer: Nathalie Harb
Light designer and technical director: Nadim Deaibes
Music selected and played by Ziad Nawfal, from the Ruptured Records catalog
Assistant director: Line Itani
Stage managers: Line Itani and Sari Shreiteh
Graphic designer: Maya Chami
Communication officer: Marianne Kortbani​​​​​​​
Production manager: Mohamad Hamdan​​​​​​​
Co-funded by: the European Union and Drosos Foundation

Event Location: 

Zoukak Studio

506 Corniche du Fleuve River Bridge Saloumi Building, first floor
Karantina , Beirut
Lebanon
Beirut
Event Type: 
Play
Event Category: 
Zoukak

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