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The Birds of September

November 15 - November 24 at 8:30 pm
Irwin Theater, LAU Beirut

The Birds of September  written by Emily Nasrallah - adapted and directed by Lina Abyad

The Birds of September is a story of migration, a story of ambitious people pursuing a better life or wild dreams. They leave behind them parents, loved ones, houses, vineyards, olive trees and orchards. And slowly, all those left behind, will fall in decrepitude, loneliness and desolation. 

The Birds of September was Emily Nasrallah’s first novel. When it was published in 1962, it received a critical acclaim and three Arabic literary prizes within the same year of publication - Laureate Best Novel, the Said Akl Prize and Friends of the Book Prize. Since then, this fiction has been regularly on the Arabic program of several schools. 

This adaptation will portray the tragic love stories of the young adolescents of the book: Leila, Najla, Mircelle, and Mariam. Aborted love stories, which will drive the young protagonists to desperate actions.

Date: November 15, 16, 17, 18 and November 22, 23, 24

Time: 8:30 pm

Place: Irwin Theatre - LAU Beirut Campus

A special performance, open to the public, on Sunday November 25 at 12:00 pm in KFEIR village (Hasbaya)

Tickets at L.L. 10,000 - L.L. 15,000 available in the lobby of Irwin Theatre

Tel: 01-78 64 64 / 03-79 13 14 ext.1172 

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