Major theater production: “Al Shaghila”
Gulbenkian Theater - Beirut campus
Performances will take place on December 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2011 at 8:30 p.m.
Based on: Edward Albee’s play “Occupant”
Translated to Arabic by: Lina Khoury
Directed by: Lina Khoury
”Al Shaghila” is based on Edward Albee’s play “Occupant”: an interview and indelible portrait of the American sculptor Louise Nevelson.
The play is framed as an interview with the deceased artist. She appears cantankerously alive, however, to articulate her philosophy on life, death, work, love, marriage, art, sexuality, depression, finding her specialness and becoming herself.
The artist’s public accomplishments and private emotional conflicts are thoroughly examined by an unnamed interviewer who questions the flamboyant artist with an unabashed scrutiny.
“Al Shaghila” is a tribute to all artists who came from an under-priviledged environment and created greatness in their artistic sector.
Director: Lina Khoury
Production Manager: Hala Masri
Technical Director: Samer Moujaes
Set Designer: Elsie Moukarzel
Objects Designer: Nathalie Harb
Costume Designer: Suzi Shamaa
Make-up Designer: Nabil Ammache
Lighting Designer: Hasan Salame & Omar Moujaes
Sound Designer: Jawad Chaaban
Poster, Program & all print design: May Ghaibeh
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
Event organizer: LAU School of Arts and Sciences - Department of Communication Arts