How Nancy Wished That Everything Was An April Fool’s Joke

A Play By Rabih Mroué

Written by Rabih Mroué and Fadi Toufiq

Four combatants recount chapters from the Lebanese wars through the battles they fought and still do, weaving thus part of the networks of political and military alliances and conflicts among Lebanese parties, – as well as the various other organizations operating on Lebanese territories – in whose wars the four imaginary fighters valiantly fought, and whose politics and ideological goals they valiantly defended.

Original production directed by Rabih Mroué

Cast: Ziad Antar, Hatem Imam, Rabih Mroué, Lina Saneh

Set design, posters and graphics: Samar Maakaron

Animation: Ghassan Halwani

First presented as part of the Tokyo International Arts Festival in March 2007, and presented in Beirut by Ashkal Alwan later that year.

Produced by: Tokyo International Arts Festival; The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, Ashkal Alwan; La Ferme du Buisson — Scène Nationale de Marne-la-Vallée; and Festival d’Automne à Paris

Bilingual book produced and published by Ashkal Alwan

English Translation by Amal Issa

Posters by Samar Maakaron

Cover and book design by PenguinCube

Book price: 30,000 l.l.