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Major Theatre Production: “Limaza…

November 20–28, 2015 8:30 PM
Gulbenkian Theatre, Beirut campus


Performances will take place on November 20, 21 and 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28.


Limaza…” is a social political tragic-comedy written by Mahfouz in 1971.

The play raises the fundamental question of: Why murder and for what reason? It also tackles the struggle of the individuals for the Palestinian existence. The purpose of resistance as seen by Mahfouz is that of liberation. It is advocated through the stories of Sirhan Sirhan, Farjallah El Helou and Antoun Saade, who accepted death; the true test of an individual’s standpoint.

The standpoints of these freedom fighters are acted out in a nightclub where the customers perform their stories; hoping it can evoke a moment of truth in this overwhelming Arab Coma.

The play has not been performed since its first run in 1971. The choice to produce it now sheds light on the situation of acceptance and numbness of the Lebanese and the Arabs. Nothing has changed since, for our revolutions are still revolutions of individuals and not of the masses.


Artistic Team

Set Designer                                                                              Hasan Sadek

Costume Designer                                                                  Rene Attallah

Make-up Designer                                                                  Lama Saab

Lighting Designer                                                                   Omar Moujaes

Sound Designer                                                                       Ahmad EL Khatib

Choreographer                                                                         Jana Younes

Poster, program & all print design                                  May Ghaibeh 

Written By: Issam Mahfouz

Directed By: Lina Khoury

Cast: Tarek Tamim, Oussama El Ali, Samy Hamdan, Talal El Jurdi, Aline Salloum, Ahmad El Khatib, Lina Sahhab, Rawan Halawi, Aline Chami, Tanya Saab, Shaden Fakih, Abed Joumaa, Roy Waked, Hiba Sleiman, Jawad Rizkallah, Fatima El Ahmad, Richard Audisho, Maria Kar

Ticket information: Tickets at L.L. 10,000 - L.L. 15,000 available at Gulbenkian Ticket Booth

Contact: Tel: 01-78 64 64 / 03-79 13 14 ext.1172

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