Oh to End يا ويلي النهاية
‘Oh to End’ is a series of events composed of a group installation and a theater performance, but also panels, a workshop and a book signing, all set in an ancient age-worn Beirut house, Mansion.
The performance is centered around four short Samuel Beckett plays translated to Lebanese: That Time, Not I, Rockaby, and Ohio Impromptu. The audience will walk through the house and will meet each of the four plays in different areas, taking them in to and out of the darkened space of each play.
The group installation will consist of art works inspired by the encounters, and the contrasts, between two modes, one material, one verbal, of desolation “about to set”, two almost untraceable exhales of penultimate breath: old Beirut’s old buildings, and old Beckett’s old characters.