The Theater Club in the Visual Department at NDU presented two new short plays on June 14, at 8:30 p.m. in Issam Fares Theater, Zouk Campus. The plays were written and directed by two NDUers majoring in Radio-TV: Isack-Joe Bastajian and Pia Bou Karam.
Bastajian wrote the script for "Havershock," a sarcastic comedy based on the crime and investigation genre where everyone is a suspect. Two other Radio-TV students, Yara Lahoud and George Matar, played eight different characters convincingly. Supporting the stage was Ramy Hankach who served as the lighting technician and Mary-Joe Abou Jaoudeh who operated the sound system.
Following Bastajian's play, Bou Karam presented a tragedy called,"A Moment of Silence." The play looks at the life of an American woman living Lebanon who is raped by a mentally unstable secret stalker, leaving her with insecurities and fears. The stalker is eventually caught and the prosecution sentences the rapist to imprisonment but leaves the victim in a difficult dilemma. The 20-strong cast included Yara Lahoud, Majd, Tannios, and Joelle Céline, and Maya Murr in the leading roles.
Director Rabih Freiha, instructor at NDU, supervised this event, and George Tarbay, senior projects developer, Division of Audio Visual Arts (DAVA), NDU, coordinated it.
Following the final curtain call, the cast thanked Dr. Maria Bou Zeid, Emile Chahine, Sam Lahoud, and Charbel Francis. Special thanks also went out to Dr. Nicholas Khabbaz, Audio-visual Arts Department, director, NDU.