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In the framework of the XXth Week of the Italian Language in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute in Lebanon and the Municipality of Sarba Nabatieh collaborate in the realization of the dramaturgical text “The Lebanese people has whistled”, winner of the First Prize in the International Competition “One, no one and a hundred thousand” 2020 in Agrigento. The play will be staged, in Italian language, at Beirut's Monot Theater on December 12, 2020 at 5pm.

The protagonists, all pre-adolescent students who study Italian thanks to an agreement signed between the Municipality of Sarba-Nabatieh and the Italian Cultural Institute, wanted to represent the social and economic hardship of their country, through the transposition of the novel by Luigi Pirandello "The train has whistled". The direction was handled by Ali Bitar and the general supervision by the Italian teacher Mona Rizk.

It is not Belluca, the protagonist of the Pirandello novel, who hears the call of the train whistle, but it is the people who at a certain point become aware of their atrocious existence and unexpectedly rebel when they hear the news of the probable death of their country, Lebanon.

In compliance with COVID-19 security measures, limited places are available.

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Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020

Time: From 5:00 pm To 6:30 pm

Organized by : IIC - Comune di Sarba Nabatieh

Entrance : Free

Massimo numero di partecipanti raggiunto


Monot Theater, Ashrafieh - Beirut