The Naked Good Life - by suite42 at Zoukak Theatre

Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 20:30 to 21:30
Sunday, February 26, 2023 - 20:30

The Naked Good Life - by suite42
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 February, 2023 at Zoukak Theatre

Doors open at 7:30pm
Show starts at 8:30pm


Grab your tickets through Ihjoz on: The Naked Good Life - by suite42

or at the door between 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM



Two men, their souls and their bodies fill this space. Human history weighs on them like a hangover and the outlook is bleak:

For nearly 80 years, nuclear war has fuelled the collective imagination. The Big Blast, people turned into skeletons, specks of fat, ash ... In parallel, what today is called climate catastrophe quietly drew up - the present of worldwide destruction, with its helpless measures, three cents more for the litre of gasoline. What to do? Give in to panic, blow up cars or dance on the volcano? And the future, what will it look like? Will history be history, language, science, art still present in relics, people untroubled?

In 2023, the two men who have met here by chance are hanging in the air - between joi de vivre, activism and radicalisation. Two central European heroes - Hamlet and Debuisson - are waiting for Godot.

In 2080, in the same place, people have survived and a new era has begun, finally a life without gods.


An international approach to the possibility of a shared future by suite42 from Berlin, Zoukak Theatre from Beirut and Deutsches SchauSpielHaus Hamburg.

In a time of upheaval in Syria, Chile, Algeria, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and lately Afghanistan and Ukraine, suite42's production "the naked good life" takes an inward look: the threats posed by climate change and how society and politics deal with it are forces that could destabilize German and Central European societies.

Over a period of 2 years, suite42, the Hamburg Schauspielhaus and the Zoukak Theatre Company and its studio in Beirut are collaborating under the banner "CURSED TO LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES" to develop two productions that will be shown in Hamburg, Berlin and Beirut. Zoukak developed and showed the production of GHALIAS MILES. The production of suite42 had to be reduced and redesigned from 2019 to 2023.


Team of the reduced version:

With: Roland Bonjour, Stefan Stern
Director: Lydia Ziemke
Text: Ensemble based on the first version
Stage and Costumes: Claire Schirck
Scenography in Beirut: AlMahdi Shbat
Sound design: Nils Lauterbach
Technical direction tour: Nils Lauterbach
Production management: Tammo Walter
Translation/Titles: Raman Khalaf (PANTHEA)


Event Location: 

Zoukak Theatre

506 Corniche du Fleuve River Bridge Saloumi Building, first floor
Karantina , Beirut