Syrian artists exorcize demons of war in Beirut

MARSEILLE: Thierry Hancisse (Mufti) and Bakary Sangare (Abdo/Governor) during rehearsals for the play “Rituel pour une metamorphose” at the Mediterranean city’s Theatre du Gymnase. Written by Syrian playwright Saadallah Wannous, the play has been adapted by Kuwaiti theatre director Sulayman al-Bassam and features a score composed and performed by Lebanon’s Yasmine Hamdan. The first Arabic-language work to be adapted by France's Comedie Francaise, the play is being staged through July as par





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