[…] There is this tomb where lies a venerable man… A man whose identity is still dividing researchers from all over the world.
To get things clear, a man, full of doubts, decides to visit this site by himself and travels very far, over land and sea..
Hence, starts a journey that will carry him to a new world where reflexion blends in with comic situations, dance, live original music and live singing.
A scenic evocation where the man challenges many of his beliefs as the Lebanese Theater meets the Far East with all its marvels and mysteries.
* * * RIHLAT MOUHTAR ILA SRI NAGAR * * *
Original Music composed by Sami Hawat,
and played every night by a quartet of musicians,
with a chanting interpretation by Ranine El Chaar.
The tale is performed by
and Hadi Damien.
This story will be told from February 4 till February 21, 2010 at the “Théâtre Monnot” (01 202422)
Special people have showed their interest in the presentation. Among them,
P.S: This is NOT a commercial play; it is neither spiritual, nor mystical.
The Writer – Director: JALAL KHOURY started his career as a comedian in 1962 in the frame of the francophone college theater. Then, as a director, he became the promoter of the political theatre of the 1960-1970. In 1973, he was elected President of the Permanent Committee of the Third-World of the International Theater Institute (annex of the Unesco) and stayed in his position until 1977. Since, in parallel to his artistic activities, he has been teaching at the « Institut d’études scéniques, audiovisuelles et cinématographiques » (Iesav), at the Université Saint-Joseph. His written works have been translated and played in several languages. Among them: Weizmano, Ben Gori and Co (1968), Geha in the Border Villages (1971), Al-Rafic Segean (1974), Kazzab! (1983), Fakhamat Al-Ra’is (1988), Rizcalla ya Bayrut… (1996), Hindiyeh, the God Lover (2003), Al Tariq ila Qana (2006), Rihlat Mouhtar ila Sri Nagar (2009).