The Middle Beast at La MaMa

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Date/Time: 09/10/2003 12:00 am

First Lebanese production on a NY stage
Thursday October 9 to Sunday October 19
Th-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm; $20
The Middle Beast
written and directed by Joe Kodeih of Lebanon
with Mario Bassil, Elie Karam and Joe Kodeih
La MaMa Experimental Theater 74A E 4th St, New York
Box Office 212/475-7710 www.lamama.org
MIDDLE BEAST is written and directed by Joe Kodeih. In a place called the
Middle Beast, three men meet. The first is called Joseph, the second Josef
and the third Youssef. The three of them look similar, but with few
differences. A big struggle takes place between them: Who invented
falafel? Who’s the direct descendant of Abe? (Abraham)? Who’s the best
dancer? During their struggle, all three fall in love with a woman called
Eva, who appears at her balcony every once in a while. The play is an
ironic vision of the struggles in the Middle East. With music, live
singing and dancing (opera, Lebanese, Arabic, Jewish, Russian, French,
By Subway:
N, R to 8th St/NYU, 6 to Astor Place or Bleecker St, F to 2nd Av
By Bus:
M8 to 2nd Avenue by way of 9th St (westbound) and 8th st (eastbound)
M15 to 4th Street by way of 2nd Av (southbound) and 1st Av (northbound)
M21 to 2nd Avenue by way of Houston (eastbound & westbound))