The moment I received the invitation from Dar Alathar Alislamiyah and Saw Sulaiman Albassam's name I smiled with joy! I have seen previously two plays for him, Kalila Wa Dimna & Richard iii, both were amazing, I have done previous reviews in English then in Arabic however this one needs to be in both, post is not a translation from one language to another and the English part will be somewhat a short version of the idea.
Here is the big screen, and Sulaiman Albassam doing his part of the act in the play, playing him self in 2015 where he's in a time where all art forms have been banned by religious dictate. He gets his hands over old recorded art-related material, a concert, an interview and a play, originally done in the 1960's an Arabic adaptation from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. The Director, holds a gathering, a private gathering that the authorities wouldn't mind, since its a private one! With individual invitations to people :} giving a BIG hint on the latest gatherings fuss in Kuwait.
In that gathering, where he, us the audience & a group of volunteers who will perform the play again, in a trial to show a piece of art from a past time. Through the act he sends a lot of messages, against extremest who try to bind anyone with rules related to religion or what they prescribe as a religion-related rules. A hidden theater in a time of oppression, a spot of enlightenment when darkness is enforced.
سليمان البسام : نفسه