TWO HEADS AND A HAND
"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 Ihjoz.com and at the door.
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.