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2017-18 season

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antigone

[je suis faite pour l’amour, non pour la haine]
Sophocles
Directed by Adel Hakim

With actors from the Théâtre National Palestinien Hussam Abu Eisheh, Alaa Abu Gharbieh, Kamel El Basha, Yasmin Hamaar, Mahmoud Awad, Shaden Salim, Daoud Toutah stage design and lighting Yves Collet music Trio Joubran Arabic text Abdel Rahman Badawi French text Adel Hakim costumes Shaden Salim set construction Abd El Salam Abdo video Matthieu Mullot, Pietro Belloni lighting assistant Léo Garnier coproduction Théâtre National Palestinien, Théâtre des Quartiers d’Ivry - CDN du Val-de-Marne with the help of the Consulat Général de France à Jérusalem, of the Centre Culturel Français Chateaubriand and of the Service de Coopération Italien du Ministère des Affaires Étrangères. Show in Arabic with French subtitles, displayed on a screen above the stage

2012 Critics’ Prize for Best Foreign Play

A superb tragedy that continues to resonate in today’s world. The Arabic language takes on the musicality of ancient Greek. A moment of rare poetry that is both aesthetic and moving, transcending time and boundaries. Universal.

“My nature is to join in love, not hate”, proclaims Antigone as she stands in front of a high-tech palace façade. Beautiful and majestic in her hoodie, the wind in her hair, the young actress Shaden Salim is positively radiant. Magnificent embodiment of resistance, with assumed modernity, the tragic heroine revolts against the laws of a tyrant. Actors from the National Theatre of Palestine perform the play in Arabic.
This bold troupe from East Jerusalem brings such vibrancy to Sophocles’ text that it becomes part of their very being and invests it with a degree of precision and truth rarely achieved. The sensitivity of Adel Hakim’s poetic directing, brings resonance to the impassioned speech that is underscored by the Trio Joubran, three insanely lyrical musicians… This is a must-see show…and one that the audience meets head-on.

The radiant beauty, dignity, emotion and justesse that emanate from this show, are simply astounding. In Antigone, we speak of a very ancient world but we also hear words from the here and now. It is very moving. Armelle Héliot, Le Figaro
Pierre Brasseur Hall Running time 2h
  • april
  • wed 18 8pm
  • thu 19 8pm
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