Bashar Murkus

The Museum

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Written and Directed by: Bashar Murkus
With: Henry Andrawes, Ramzi Maqdisi
Co-researcher: Majd Kayyal
Dramaturgy: Khulood Basel
Scenography: Majdala Khoury
Music production: Nihad Awidat
Light Design and Technical Director: Muaz Aljubeh
Translation: Lore Baeten
Assistant Director: Samera Kadry
PR: Mustafa A. Qablawi
Graphic Design: Nihad Awidat
Poster Photograph: Khulood Basel
Produced by : Khashabi Theatre
Producer: Khulood Basel
Co-Production with:
Schlachthaus Theatre - Bern, Switzerland
Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre - Brussels, Belgium
Arts Centre Vooruit - Gent, Belgium

A man commits an attack in a museum of contemporary art: 49 children and a teacher perish. His plan to be shot by the police fails and he is sentenced to death. A week before the execution, the man convinces the police inspector who investigated his case to accompany him at his last meal. The two men meet in the room where the lethal injection will be administered. They venture into risky and manipulative games, such as can only take place on a very last evening. Games about the meaning of death, which they both long for.

Interview with Bashar Murkus by Eva Decaesstecker and Esther Severi (Kaaitheater)

theater / moussem co-production