Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 20:30 to 21:15
Friday, May 12, 2023 - 20:30

"TWO HEADS AND A HAND" returns to Zoukak Theatre for 2 nights in Beirut and will travel to Dusseldorf Germany to be performed within the Shakespeare Festival on May 17 and 18!

Join us on May 11 & 12 at 8:30 pm for a performance by Zoukak Theatre Company based on texts by Shakespeare.

Tickets on and at the door.

Regular: $10
Students and Kawalis Zoukak Fellows: $5


Two Heads and a Hand 

(Based on texts and figures from Shakespeare’s plays)


Shakespeare’s ruthless political observations on the government made of him a major political thinker. His plays constitute a reflection on the concept of leadership and power, like any political or historical argumentation. In reading his plays, especially the histories, it is clear that political issues are at their core.

It is true that in Lebanon we’ve not had one dictator rule the country for decades, as is the case in several Arab Countries, however, we have a culture that is obsessed with certain leaders and male figures that have been in government for years. After the revolutions in the Arab world and the regimes that resulted from them and the wars that followed and continue, and within the governmental inadequacy in Lebanon, power is shifting towards multiple and unexpected coalitions, but figures of patriarchy are still moving and shaking the region, which seems to be holding on to images of ruthless authority. We are interested in asking Shakespeare’s questions today, in order to analyze and question the dominant archetypes of patriarchy in our context.


Devised and directed by: Lamia Abi Azar, Omar Abi Azar, Junaid Sarieddeen and Maya Zbib.

Performed by: Maya Zbib, Lamia Abi Azar, and Junaid Sarieddeen  

Stage Manager: Sari Shrayteh

Light technician: Salim Abou Ayash

Scenography: Jean Francois Garraud

Graphic design: Maya Chami

Conceived and produced by: Zoukak Theatre 


Zoukak executive and technical team 

Executive Manager: Karma Baalbaki

Production and Operations Coordinator: Ghiwa El Haiby

Technical Coordinator: Antonella Rizk

Stage Manager: AlMahdi Shbat

Projects Officer: Ayman Jouni

Venue Officer:  Sarjoun Sarieddine

Admin and Finance Officer: Jean Himo

Logistician: Hussein Al Hammoud - Ezzo


Supported by: Drosos


This performance was first presented in 2016, with the support of the British Council and Al Madina Theater and in collaboration with Nadim Deaibes on light and scenography.

Event Location: 

Zoukak Theatre

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