VENUS [Theater]

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.

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 Design: Hagop Derghougassian
Costumes: Hass Idriss (Tailor made)
Lighting Operator: Rayan Nihawi

Campaign & Communications Director: Emne Mroue Houdeib
Head of Audiovisual: Cinematographer Martine Daher
Production Photographer: Charbel Saade
Press Agent: Aline Mourani

Produced by Jacques Maroun & The Actors Workshop Beirut –



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