Following rave reviews in France and Lebanon, Théâtre Excentrique’s latest production, “Beirut Adrenaline”, brings to life memories of the day to day existance of those living in war torn Lebanon during the 1980’s.
From no water, no electricity, regular bombings and fear for the future, life still goes on, even with some humour, amongst those who are still living with a will to survive in this war torn city.
Written by Hala Ghosn and Jalie Barcilon, this production is also the world premiere for the play’s performance in English.
“Beirut Adrenaline” is a powerful insight into the Lebanese conflict and how each of the characters deal with adversity.
Théâtre Excentrique’s Director & Producer, Anna Jahjah, has captured the mood of Lebanon 1986 and the daily problems faced by the Daher family who are separated by the war. Zyad and his sister Mona escape to Paris, while their brother Marwan is stuck in Beirut. He kills time on his balcony, chatting with his new neighbours.
Neveen Hanna, Mansoor Noor, Danielle Dona, Perla Escalon, Eli Saad, Sana’a Shaik and Delphine Vuagnoux bring their characters to life with believable performances.
“Beirut Adrenaline” is playing until 14 August 2016 at the Downstairs Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre, 25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills. Duration 1hour 20 minutes with no interval. Performance times 7pm or 8.15pm Tuesday to Saturday and 5.15pm Sunday.
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