Composition Zad Moultaka
Text Paul Verrept
Director & scenography Wouter Van Looy
Video Stijn Grupping
Lighting Peter Quasters
Costumes Mieke Vandesande
Vocals Aline Goffin
Flute Karin de Fleyt
Bass Elias Bartholomeus
Actress in video Btissame Bourrich
images Beiroet: Zaher Jureidini
Production Muziektheater Transparant and Moussem
Co-production HERMESensemble and Operadagen Rotterdam.
With the support of Dar El Nimer
De Torens van Beiroet (The Towers of Beirut) is a story of growing-up, friendship and resistance. Nabila hopes to find happiness in the big city and flees the life she has with her parents in the countryside. Once in the city she becomes a lost soul. However, she survives, finds friendship and love. Then she discovers a terrible truth: a world in which the few decide the fate of many. The Towers of Beirut is a story of resistance and a plucky search for happiness…
Moussem goes back a long way with writer, graphic designer, illustrator and publisher Paul Verrept. He wrote the text for the successful youth theatre production UMM, and we have published three theatre texts by the writers Saadallah Wannous, Hala Moughanie and Issam Mahfouz with his publishing company Bebuquin. Composer and visual artist Zad Moultaka appeared last season during the tarab concerts with the unique ‘La passion d’Adonis’.