Syrian playwright Saadallah Wannous sadly never lived to see the Arab Spring but his play certainly foreshadowed the events that were to come and speaks to the very heart of human freedom. Mou’mina, asked by the Mufti to to help free her husband, the provost of the nobles, after having been imprisoned for being with a courtesan, agrees with a price – her freedom. She then transforms herself into a courtesan, infatuates the entire society, and turns the social order of Damascus on its head.
Produced by La Comédie Française in association with Théâtre de Gymnase – Marseille and Marseille-Provence 2013 capital eruopéenne de la culture – Théâtre du Gymnase Marseille, April 2013, La Comédie Française Salle Richelieu, May 2013
Written by Saadallah Wannous
Directed by Sulayman Al Bassam
Set Design by Sam Collins
Costume Design by Virginie Gervaise
Composition by Yasmine Hamdan
Choreograped by I COULD NEVER BE A DANCER