Performance: Dystopia

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 20:30 to 22:00
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 20:30 to 22:00
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 20:30 to 22:00
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 20:30 to 22:00
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 20:30 to 22:00
Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 20:30 to 22:00

22- 24 and 29-31 March 2018 / 8:30pm
Zoukak Studio, Beirut

Regular: 25,000 LL 
Support: 50,000 LL
Student Groups (Student card required): 20,000 LL

Purchase your tickets on and at any branch of Malik's or Khoury Home. 

Zoukak Studio Bar is open before and after the performance, so come have a drink and chat with the teams. 


About the performance

The performance explores conflict and perseverance in moments devoured by fragility and violence. A permanent conflict and a total affliction that tears up our lives at every moment, while everything rises up and works against our being. Our memories are fragile, the violence is nested, and the infirmity is present, although we are searching for a dream even in tragedies.


The creative work is triggered by a research about the use of multimedia and the use of poetic text in theatre.  It is based on “The Deliberated Speeches of the Dictator” by the late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish and “The Ruined Blood Cycle” by the late Syrian poet Riad al-Saleh al-Hussein. The state of the performers, such as Euripides myth “The Bacchae”, from delirium and trance to marginalization, cruelty and infirmity, reflects our state as humans in a subversive anarchy. The work is also an artistic dialogue between the company and a mural artwork built by Chafa Ghaddar in Beirut 2012; it is a mural which was exposed to a clear signs of violence through which we look to reveal any surviving marks it can unveil.


Artistic Vision MINWAL
Scenography & Directed by Jad Hakawati
Performers Roueida El Ghali, Roaa Bzeih, Dima Mikhayel Matta
Devised by Roueida El Ghali, Roaa Bzeih, Dima Mikhayel Matta, Jad Hakawati
Text based on “The Deliberated Speeches of the Dictator” by Mahmoud Darwish, poems from “The Ruined Blood Cycle” by Riad al- Saleh al-Hussein, in addition to texts devised by the team
Text Devised by Roaa Bzeih
Mural Artwork Chafa Ghaddar
Light Designer Hagop Derghougassian
Video Qais Hammoud
Music Designer Sary Moussa
Voice Over Haytham Alwan
Poster and publications Design Karim Farah
Artistic Residency in Collaboration with STATION Beirut
Supported by ZOUKAK

Event Location: 

Zoukak Theatre

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