December 11, 2023

Jeddah-Book-Fair-2023 Witnesses Debut of ‘The Last Refuge’


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The premiere of the play ‘The Last Refuge’ at the Jeddah-Book-Fair-2023 marked a significant cultural event. The audience was captivated by the performances of acclaimed artists Ibrahim Al-Hajjaj and Mohammad Jameel, who brought the characters to life on the Roshan Cultural Center stage in the Super Dome in Jeddah.

Directed by Majed Al-Sahyati, ‘The Last Refuge’ is a poignant monodrama that delves into the challenges faced by an individual grappling with life’s adversities, problems, and mounting pressures. The character’s compelling journey unfolds as he seeks refuge in a waste dump, where he discovers solace. To combat his solitude, he befriends a shoe crafted by a companion, adding a touching element to the narrative conveyed in a simple and accessible language.

The play offers a unique and thought-provoking experience for visitors to the Jeddah Book Fair 2023. Running daily until Tuesday, December 12, at 9 p.m., attendees have the chance to immerse themselves in the emotional depth of ‘The Last Refuge.’ The book fair, continuing until Saturday, December 16, is aptly themed ‘Cultural Harbors,’ emphasizing the diverse cultural offerings and intellectual treasures it harbors.

The broader context of the Jeddah Book Fair 2023 encompasses more than just theatrical performances. With over 80 activities, the fair serves as a vibrant platform for cultural exchange and intellectual engagement. Drawing the participation of over 1000 local, Arab, and international publishing houses, the fair creates a dynamic environment across its 400 pavilions, offering a rich tapestry of literary and cultural exploration for visitors and enthusiasts alike.

Source: Okaz

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