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The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

March 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, & 25 at 8:30pm
Gulbenkian Theater, LAU Beirut

Major Theater Production: The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly   الدجاجة التي حلمت

Adapted and Directed by Lina Abyad
Based on a novel by Sun-mi Hwang

About the play:
This is the story of a hen named Waraku. No longer content to lay eggs on command, only to have them carted off to the market, she glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other animals roam free, and comes up with a plan to escape into the wild - and to hatch an egg of her own. And with its array of animal characters—the hen, the duck, the rooster, the dog, the weasel - it calls to mind such classics as Kalila wa Dimna, Aesop’s Fables or The Fables by Jean de La Fontaine.

Word of the director:
It is an anthem for freedom, individuality and motherhood featuring a plucky, spirited heroine who rebels against the tradition-bound world of the barnyard, The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly is a novel of universal resonance.
This book has sold more than 2 million copies.

About the author:
Sun-mi Hwang is a beloved writer in South Korea, where she has won many awards and published more than forty books enjoyed by adults and children alike. She lives in Seoul, South Korea.  

About the book:
“Bewitching… a fabulous bestseller told from the point of view of a homeless hen, which will make grown men and women cry.”  Independent, “Books of the Year”

"Beautifully and simply written . . . Sprout [is] one of the most likable protagonists of the year. With her defiance of the rules, curiosity and tireless efforts, Sprout stays with and inspires the reader long after the slim story is finished.”- Book Reporter

An extra performance will take place on Saturday, March 24 at 5:00 pm

Tickets at L.L. 15,000 available at the back entrance of Irwin Theater.
For more info call: Tel: 01-78 64 64 / 03-79 13 14 ext.1172
Alternatively email Ms. Hala Masri: hmasri@lau.edu.lb

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