Al-Harah Theater hosts Ashtar Theater International Youth Festival, which is organized by Ashtar Theater celebrating thier 25th anniversary. Al-Harah Theater will perform "Looting of Paradise" and "The Guaranteed Way to Remove Stains" on Friday 15 July 2016 at 6 pm at Al-Harah Theater Studio.
“Looting of Paradise”
The origin of human defeat is when man killed another man for power and strength, Humanity moved away from the earth and headed towards the sky, the earth Ishtar is the origin of the story and the origin of mankind, the children gave up their mother for the mirage of the sky and on their way they killed each other.
"Looting of Paradise" for Khaz'al Al-Majidi, displaces the lid that is sacred and asks the audience to return to the earth, "come back to Ishtar you are from Ishtar and will stay". Ishtar says about herself: "I am the first and the last. I am the whore and the holy one. I am the wife and the virgin ... I am the barren one, and many are her sons ... It is my husband who bore me; and it is I who am his mother. And it is he who is my father and my lord. (Taken from Ishtar’s Mystery for the Syrian writer Firas Al-Sawah)
Director: Rana Burqan
Text Adaptation: Rana Burqan based on the play “Looting of Paradise” for the Iraqi writer Khza’al Al-Majidi
Actors: Sasha Asbah | Omar Khatib | Yazan Yacoub
Scenography: Jeries Abu Jaber
Costumes: Haneen Zawahreh
Sound Design & Technician: Mohammad Karajah | Jad Shaheen
Light Design &Technician: Mohammad Rawashdeh
Multimedia: Shayma’ Awawdeh
Artistic Supervisor: Nicola Zreineh
Academic Supervisors: Marina Barham | Farirouz Nustas | Muath Jubeh | Taha Rahhal | Aisha Afifa
Stage Manager: Jeries Abu Jaber
Production Manager: George Matar
Special thanks: Ashtar Theater | Issam Rishmawi | Atallah Tarazi | The child Irene Matar | Rizeq Al-Khatib
This play was produced within the graduation project of group of students at Al-Harah Performing Arts Training Center – PARC.
“The Guaranteed Way to Remove Stains”
Stains! Stains on clothes, house furniture or even on floor. But are there stains somewhere else? Unseen ones? Do we feel them? What do those stains look like?
We face many accidents that leave stains in our life. These stains change our life track in many ways. But there is always a way to deal with those stains; by getting rid of them and start again, or by learning how to live with it. No one is completely clean of life stains which leaves its irremovable remarks where we have to know how to continue strong.
Three actresses on stage inside their private wondrous place where they get rid of the mightiest types of life stains by their special guaranteed way. A show full of emotions and expressions that might touch each woman on earth.
Writer: Rasha Abed Al-men’em
Directed by: Heyam Talbishi
Actresses: Linda Hasaien| Hanan Nustas| Dalia shakhtour
Set design: Sofia Jadallah
Costume design: Wafa’ Al Azzeh
Light design and technician: Ahmed Rashid
Sound design and technicians: Wajde Al Shareef| Sohail Al Edreese
Production manager: Christin Hodali
Choreography: Linda Hasaien
Artistic supervision: Nicola Zrieneh
Poster photo: Brigitte Istephan
Special thanks: Al-Harah Theater team| National Beverage Company| Parents of the students|Dar Annadwe