33 rpm and a few seconds: Lina Saneh/Rabih Mroué

Three performances only, April 29 - April 30

"33 rpm and a few seconds." (Courtesy the artists)

"They are to Beirut what the Wooster Group is to New York: a blend of avant-garde innovation, conceptual complexity and political urgency, all grounded in earthy humor." —The New York Times

Known for their experimental and controversial works, acclaimed Lebanese theater artists Rabih Mroué and Lina Saneh reconstruct the final moments of a person's life. A young Lebanese man takes his own life, and in a farewell letter, declares that his reasons are personal and have nothing to do with politics. The young man is dead but everything lives on, vibrating with transmissions in his bedroom: the television, the answering machine, the computer. Time pauses and begins anew; history is pieced together—never constructed, of course—from so many fragments of communication.

Co-presented by Asia Society, PEN World Voices Festival, and Performance Space 122.

Performance Schedule

33 rpm and a few seconds (Show 1)
April 29, 2014
8:00 pm

Followed by an artist talk-back with Rabih Mroué and Shirin Neshat.




33 rpm and a few seconds (Show 2)
April 30, 2014
7:00 pm





33 rpm and a few seconds (Show 3)
April 30, 2014
9:00 pm