Bil-Bieb Mitbuq (No Exit)
11 May 2020 - 24 May 2020
(Image: A scene from the first rendition of the play in the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier in Paris on 27 May 1994 – Michel Vitold (Garcin), Tania Balachova (Inès) and Gaby Silvia (Estelle) on the sofa)
Dates: Monday 11 May -Sunday 24 May 2020
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv Theatre
Bil-Bieb Mitbuq is a theatrical project with a contemporary vision. Based on the Maltese translation of Jean-Paul Sartre’s Huis Clos by Kevin Saliba – and directed by Tyrone Grima – this production combines literary translation, theatre, dance and sound.
As a key work in French existentialism, it showcases various suffocating aspects of the human condition: the price of freedom, suffering, courage, weakness, authenticity, the consequences of our choices, responsibility, the pain we inflict on one another, deception and lies, cruelty, the power of a glance, the masks we wear each day, the issue of the “I” and the existence of others, the impossibility of love, isolation. This intercultural production by Saliba seeks to bring Sartre’s hell to life with various innovative dramatic elements, including dance in a theatre-dance style by choreographers from Malta, Luxembourg and Japan.
Everything unfolds in hell between three characters, but Saliba and Grima want to add a fourth character this time – you.
St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta