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Dates and Time
Friday 27th January 2023, 8pm
Saturday 28th January 2023, 8pm
Sunday 29th January 2023, 7pm
Bil-Bieb Mitbuq is a theatre project with a contemporary vision. Based on Kevin Saliba’s Maltese translation of Jean-Paul Sartre’s Huis Clos and directed by Tyrone Grima, this multidisciplinary production brings together literary translation, theatre, dance and sound.
As an œuvre majeure of French existentialism, the play grapples with several onerous aspects of the human condition: the price of freedom, suffering, courage and weakness, authenticity, the consequences of our choices, responsibility, the pain we inflict on each other, deception and lies, cruelty, the power of the gaze, the masks we wear every day, the problematic of the self, the existence of others, the impossibility of love, isolation.
This intercultural production by Saliba seeks to dramatise Sartre’s vision of hell with certain innovative dramatic elements, including through some Tanztheater performances by Maltese, Luxembourgish and Japanese choreographers.
Everything takes place in hell between three characters, but Grima and Saliba this time around intend to add a fourth – yourself.
Producer & translator | Kevin Saliba
Director| Tyrone Grima
Actors| Antonella Axisa, Sarah Camilleri, André Mangion & Sean Briffa
Choreographers |Yuko Kominami, Jill Crovisier & Dorian Mallia
Set designer | Adrian Mamo
Costumes| Angele Galea
Filmographer | Kenneth Scicluna
Photographer| Steven Levi Vella
Music| Nigel Baldacchino
Assistant stage manager | Ann-Marie Camilleri
Building of set | Aaron Bezzina
Lighting design | Dali Aguerbi
Supported by Arts Council Malta – Arts Fund & MCAST