I Hear You Shaking, Grand Mother!

Institute History

  • 2019 Theatre Lab at MASS MoCA


Late at night, the three sisters have arrived hastily to Beirut: their niece has been diagnosed with caner. They haven't met for a long while. Coming only for the weekend, they decide not to open their respective apartments but to sleep in their parent's house, which has been closed since their mother's death. Even though they have been brought up in a secular home, they have all, except one, become profoundly religious. The eldest of the sisters has planned a religious event for the next day: she has hired a choir of women to perform religious songs. The celebratory prayers dedicated to the healing of the young woman exposes all the discords within the family. The tambourine and the words of The Kuran will barely cover their voices coming from the kitchen. It is Sunday night, each of the three sisters leaves respectively for Dubai, Nice, and Sweden. Each one of them with her Islam.


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