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"Tariq al-Shams" (Way of the Sun), the latest theater play of feted composer, lyricist and director Romeo Lahoud, is a musical fantasy inspired by contemporary politics – specifically the interplay of Lebanese sovereignty and foreign influence.Then the beautiful Sitt Bdour (Pierette Katrib), who stands for the nation's conscience, arrives at the palace. Her role is to uncover and overcome the wicked schemes of the palace's envious neighbors. The night of the party, while everyone is having fun, the foreign emissaries deploy rhetorical tropes like "freedom," "modernization" and "liberty" in a bid to cajole Murjanah into submitting to their influence.The stout-hearted lady refuses, however, making it clear that, as far as her palace is concerned, she would never make any compromise. Lahoud's wily Lebanon, able to outwit foreign powers determined to control her destiny, might have found better purchase in the political imagination of the 1970s, when the country retained a few vestiges of sovereignty.
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