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LAU thespians shine at theater festival in Morocco

In pictures — LAU students participated in a university theater festival in Fez, Morocco, with the student production Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza.

In pictures —

LAU’s Department of Communication Arts participated in the fifth University Theater Festival in Fez, Morocco, from April 8-11, with the student theater production Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza.

Developed for the Play Production I course, the play is directed by LAU communication arts student Fuad Halwani, under the academic supervision of Dr. Mona Knio, associate professor of theater at LAU. It is based on a script written by English playwright Caryl Churchill in 2009.

The festival was organized by the Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah in Fez. It featured student troupes from North African, Arab and European universities that staged more than a dozen performances.

play-morocco-01-big.jpgLAU theater students waiting at the Casablanca International Airport to catch their flight to Fez, Morocco, for the University Theater Festival.

play-morocco-02-big.jpgLAU’s theater group in front of the Royal Palace gates in Fez.

play-morocco-04-big.jpgStudent thespians engage in a conversation about masks with French actress Joelle Richetta.

play-morocco-03-big.jpgLAU students test the new-made ladders for their set at the festival in Fez.

play-morocco-05-big.jpgAn LAU student rehearses on set before the performance at the theater festival in Fez.

play-morocco-06-big.jpgA climactic scene from the performance of Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza.

play-morocco-07-big.jpgDr. Mona Knio (left), LAU associate professor, with the cast and crew of Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza after the performance at the University Theater Festival in Fez.

play-morocco-08-big.jpgStudents enjoy lunch with the Dutch group at Le Kasbah, overlooking Bab Boujeloud, the main entrance to the Old Medina of Fez.

Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza was also featured in the World Theatre Day activities at LAU on March 26.


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