The Rave Empire by Zoukak

Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 20:30 to 21:30
Friday, April 28, 2023 - 20:30
Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 20:30
Friday, May 5, 2023 - 20:30

Mark your calendars! 

The Rave Empire by Zoukak is back! 

Join us on April 27 & 28 and on May 4 & 5 at Zoukak Theatre in Karantina, Beirut. 


Doors open at 7:30 PM and the show starts at 8:30 PM. Grab your tickets early on and enjoy a drink at Bar Zoukak before the show. 

Get your tickets now from the Ihjoz website before they sell out! 

Limited places are available at the door between 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM.

English subtitles will be available on the performances of May 4 & 5

See you there!


“The Rave Empire” is a reading of an unfinished play based on the second part of Henrik Ibsen’s “Emperor and Galilean'' which talks about the life of the Roman Emperor Julian (361 to 363), referred to as "The Apostate" who led the last attempt in history to re-establish polytheism as a political philosophy and life practice. Ever since, monotheism has taken over, and our contemporary mental structure was formed, molded and framed by its linearity.


Conceived and produced by Zoukak Theatre Company
Directed by Junaid Sarieddeen

Devised by the whole team

Writing and performing team:

Lamia Abi Azar
Maya Zbib
Omar Abi Azar
Mohamad Hamdan
Junaid Sarieddeen


Visual creative team

Scenographer: Nathalie Harb
Video maker: Rania Rafei 
Text layout designer: Maya Chami 
Light designer: Omar Abi Azar
Technical director: Jean Kisswany 


Music composition and performance: Joseph Junior Sfeir
Sound Designer: Rodrigue Kazarian

Production manager: Mohamad Hamdan
Assistant director and stage manager: Jana Bou Matar
Poster designer: Maya Chami
Costume designer: Hazem Kais
Translator: Marianne Noujaim 
Cinematographer: Jocelyne Abi Gebrayel 
Editing Contributor:  Marwan Hamdan 


Zoukak executive and communication team 

Executive Manager: Karma Baalbaki
Projects Officer: Ayman Jouni
Admin and Finance Officer: Jean Himo
Venue Officer:  Sarjoun Sarieddine
Production and Operations Coordinator: Ghiwa El Haiby 

Zoukak Technical Team

Logistician: Hussein Al Hammoud - Ezzo  
Technical Coordinator: Antonella Rizk
Stage Manager: Almahdi Shbat 


Co-produced by: Ibsen Scope, La Comédie – CDN de Reims, and Drosos Foundation 
With the support of  Hammana Artist House

Special Thanks to Khalil Hassan, Assaad Thebian, and Nadim Deabis

Event Location: 

Zoukak Theatre

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