THE MUSEUM | المتحف 

 

Khashabi Ensemble

Bashar Murkus
© Khashabi Theatre 2018 - 2019

 

He was sentenced to death by lethal injection, after committing a terror attack in a museum of contemporary art. 49 children and their teacher were killed. His original plan, to be killed by the police inside the museum, has failed. He was arrested, interrogated, and sentenced to death. For the execution to be carried out, he had to wait for seven years.

A week before the execution, he insists on meeting the detective who investigated his case. He convinces him to be the last person he meets and to join him for his last supper.

At the final evening the two men meet alone in a locked room in the building where the capital punishment will be carried out.

This meeting allows them both to play risky and manipulative games. Games that can only be played at a last night. Games in which they search for the meaning of the death they desire.

 

 

حُكم عليه بالإعدام بالحقنة القاتلة بعد تنفيذه لعمليّة إرهابيّة في متحف للفنّ المعاصر راح ضحيتها تسعٌ وأربعونَ طفلاً ومعلّمتهم. لم تنجح خطَتهُ يومها بأن يلقى حتفه برصاص الشرطة في داخل المتحف، اعتُقِلَ، خضع للتحقيق، حُكم بالإعدام وأنتَظَر سبع سنين إلى أن حُدِدَ موعدُ تنفيذ الإعدام.  

قبل اسبوعٍ من موعدِ إعدامهِ يُصرُّ على لقاء المحقق الذي حقق في قضيتِه، ليقنعه أن يكون آخر شخصٍ يلتقي به ويدعوه ليتناول معه العشاء الأخير.

في الليلةِ الأخيرةِ يلتقي الرجلان وحدهما داخلَ غرفةٍ مغلقة في مبنى تنفيذ العقوبةِ الكبرى، يسمحُ هذا اللقاء لكلاهما أن يخوضوا العاباً خطيرة، العاباً لا تُلعَبُ إلا في ليلةٍ أخيرة، يبحثان في داخِلِها عن معنى الموت المشتهى.

Written and Directed by:

Bashar Murkus

 

Co-researcher:

Majd Kayyal

 

Dramaturgy:

Khulood Basel

 

Scenography:

Majdala Khoury

 

with:

Henry Andrawes

Ramzi Maqdisi

 

Music:

Nihad Awidat

 

Light Design and Technical Director:

Muaz Aljubeh

 

Graphic Design:  

Nihad Awidat

 

Translation:

Lore Baeten

 

Produced by:

Khashabi Theatre

 

Co-Production with

Schlachthaus Theatre - Bern

Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre - Brussels

 

THE MUSEUM was developed, in part, at the 2018 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab in Morocco.

and the 2018 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab at  MASS MoCA Museum in North Adams.  

In collaboration with Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre -Brussels.


 

Two hours.

In Arabic with supertitles.

 

 

Opening performances

HAIFA -  Khashabi Theatre:

14.11.2019 | 20:00 (world premiere)

16.11.2019 | 20:00

19.11.2019 | 20:00

21.11.2019 | 20:00

23.11.2019 | 20:00

26.11.2019 | 20:00

28.11.2019 | 20:00

30.11.2019 | 20:00

BRUSSELS -  Kaaitheater, Kaaistudio’s :

09.12.2019

10.12.2019