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2017-18 season

théâtre national de nice

des roses et du jasmin

[comme d’habitude tout commence par une fête]
script written & directed by Adel Hakim

With the actors from the Théâtre National Palestinien Hussam Abu Eisheh, Alaa Abu Gharbieh, Kamel El Basha, Yasmin Hamaar, Faten Khoury, Sami Metwasi, Lama Namneh, Shaden Salim, Daoud Toutah Stage design & lighting Yves Collet dramaturgy Mohamed Kacimi artistic collaboration Nabil Boutros video Matthieu Mullot costumes Dominique Rocher choreography Sahar Damouni in collaboration with the technical teams of Théâtre des Quartiers d’Ivry and of the Théâtre National Palestinien coproduction Théâtre National Palestinien, Théâtre des Quartiers d’Ivry - CDN du Val-de-Marne financed by le Conseil Régional d’Ile-de-France with the support of the Consulat Général de France in Jérusalem. Text published by L’Avant-Scène Théâtre. Show in Arabic with French subtitles, displayed on a screen above the stage

This is a masterstroke from Adel Hakim, showcasing an exceptional Palestinian theatre company. A Romeo & Juliet from the Middle East that is both shocking and profoundly human…

“Life is a party…. So, let the party begin!” The director of the Théâtre des Quartiers d’Ivry has created a musical and poetic fresco worthy of a great Greek tragedy…made up of drama, tears, laughter and dreams. A chorus tells of the loves and rifts of a family split between Palestine and Israel. From the arrival of the Jews in 1944 to the Intifada of 1988, an epic story unfurls before us, of three generations torn between their political convictions and heartfelt bonds. Their intimate, personal battles become universal and epitomize the tragedy of an entire people.
The outstanding actors of the Palestinian National Theatre are accompanied by the dancer-clowns who entertain us during the transition between scenes and eras. Laughter, joy, love, all of life’s forces are beckoned onto the stage, counterbalancing the bleakness of the drama. This is poignant and bold theatre, which moves us and makes us question the meaning of life and the value of peace.

As serious and dark as the historical subject is, the play moves us and we applaud both the talent of the actors and the happy fluidity of the show. Armelle Héliot, Le Figaro
Pierre Brasseur Hall Running time 3h
  • april
  • sat 21 8pm
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