Close to Here | A Play by Roy Dib

Dates: December 16-17, 2017
Location: Al-Madina Theater

Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation for the Sharjah Biennial 13, Tamawuj

This play is happening in a city close to here. One that only knew times of peace as exceptions. One where most people go to war and only few come back. Some die. Others disappear. This play is happening in a city whose people cannot bury their beloved, cannot cry for them. A city whose people cannot end their grief. A city whose people are women, men and children who have not gone to war, but have been forced to live with the fact that their loved ones have. To survive, the people of this city rehearse the funerals of their loved ones, a tradition that takes place the night before their departure to battle. This play is trapped in a story of a city captivated by the infinite melancholy of its own people.

Written and Directed by Roy Dib
With: Julia Kassar, Lina Sahhab, Sandy Chamoun

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