‘Farewell Supper’ Uncovers Social Falsity
Syrian actor Bassam Kousa will debut in theatrical direction through his play A’shaa al Wadaa’ (The Farewell Supper) based on a script by Arthur Schnitzler, according to Tishreen daily.
Kousa seeks simplicity in his topics and stage language without overlooking the in depth tackling of daily life details and living affairs. He depicts all kinds of elusion and hypocrisy, which undermine the human relations in the society.
Two tables with similar and scattered different foods are put on the stage.
Each of the two tables depicts the same event as each of the two play’s character echoes the role of his counterpart in the dialogue primarily based on analogy.
The play is about the end of a romantic relationship between two lovers at the table of the farewell supper. This sole event makes what goes on at both sides of the stage similar to an event that intensifies a social condition, which creates bitter sarcasm. This constitutes a test for the actor and his ability on continuity with another actor simulating a quick table tennis game where the balls are shot and received -- Albawaba.com