As-Suwayda - SANA
As part of the Syrian Culture Days celebration, the Culture Palace Theater in the city of As-Suwayda hosted this evening a theatrical performance entitled “Morphine”, translated and prepared by Dr. Thaer Zain Al-Din, and directed by Layal Al-Hadi.
Dr. Zain al-Din explained to SANA reporter that the show, which is being held by the Directorate of Theaters and Music at the Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the National Theater in Suwayda, is based on two short novels by the Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov, “Morphine” and “The Devil’s Song.” They were translated from Russian nine years ago.
He pointed out that the show deals with a stage in the life of the author of the novel Morfin, the Russian doctor Bulgakov, who ends up committing suicide under the influence of drugs after serving in a village during World War I, and saw thousands of patients, as the use of one of the substances caused a child to be treated with a kind of sensitivity and pain. For him, what prompted him to resort to morphine to calm those pains, so he became addicted to it, to live a critical and harsh period after that, until he reached the stage of suicide.
The director of the work, Layal Al-Hadi, pointed out that the work is depicted by evoking what the doctor went through by reading his diaries by another doctor who lives the same experience, what the tragic effects of war remnants can produce and severe psychological conditions, noting that the decoration relied on a doctor’s rest room with a bed. and a desk and library with fantasies inside and out that are reflections of the images and situations the characters went through.
The roles of the play were played by actors Samer Azzam, Amani Abu Assaf, Johar Shalghin, Taima Abu Zaid, Rami al-Qasim, Aya al-Hadi, Hayan Khudair, Shahd Abu Fakhr and Obeida Shalghin.
It is worth mentioning that the show continues until the first of next December at the Palace of Culture in As-Suwayda, daily at 6:00 pm.
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