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VENUS - Starring Rita Hayek & Badih Abou Chakra; Directed by Jacques Maroun - Theatre Play
at Theatre Monnot

Extended due to popular demand!

From 10 March to 3 May: Theatre Monnot
From 7 may to 31 May: Babel Theater

After the success of "Ka3eb 3aleh" last season, Rita Hayek returns to the stage opposite Badih Abou Chakra in
"Venus", a mysterious, funny, erotic drama based on David Ives' "Venus in Fur".
"Venus" is adapted by Lina Khoury and Gabriel Yammine and directed by Jacques Maroun.

Writer and first time director Badih is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of a classic sadomasochistic German novel from 1870. At the end of a long day of failed auditions, a pretty vulgar and equally desperate actress walks in—oddly enough, she is also named Vanda. Although completely wrong for the sophisticated part, Badih decides to give her a chance and the audition quickly escalates into a seductive power play. As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win.

<The Play is in Lebanese-Arabic >

Starring Rita Hayek & Badih Abou-Chacra
Written by David Ives
Adapted by Lina Khoury & Gabriel Yammine
Directed by Jacques Maroun
Set Design : Talar Mesrobian
Lighting: Hagop Derghougassian
Costumes: Hass Idriss (Tailor made)

Produced by Jacques Maroun & The Actors Workshop Beirut -

Tickets on sale at all Ticketing Services in all Virgin Megastore branches 01-999666 or online at

Prices at 60,000, 40,000 & 25,000 (students) LBP

The event is for 18+

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