Augures

Chrystèle Khodr

La Comédie presents

In 1975, a civil war broke out in Lebanon, the repercussions of which are still being felt today. At the time, men and women strove to open new cultural venues despite the absence of public policy. It is the history and meaning behind this commitment that Lebanese director Chrystèle Khodr attempts to decipher in Augures. How and why would one want to do theatre when the country is at war and in decline? Two actresses retrace their theatrical journey from the moment they decided to enter the world of theatre in the early 1980s. This is a show that reconstructs the memory of Beirut, at a time when the city was fragmented between East and West.