'El Wewiyeh' star Nidal Ashkar, right, and puppeteer Hadi Deaibess, left.(The Daily Star/ Mahmoud Kheir)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The play has attracted local media attention because it marks the return of Ashkar – the renowned actress, dramaturge and founder of Masrah al-Madina – to the Beirut stage.After the play wraps its Beirut run on 15 March, it will commence a tour of the Arab World, starting with dates in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar.The play's lead, Ashkar looks forward to taking the work to overseas audiences.The play revolves around the story of the eponymous El Wewiyeh (Ashkar), a single mother of three who believes her wartime commercial activities are justified in order survive and to feed her sons.As she playfully travels back and forth on the detached wooden train tracks that separate the audience from the stage, El Wewiyeh recounts how her children were conceived. For Ashkar, the play is reminiscent of a time when national borders could be easily traversed.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE