Théâtre de Dix-Heures

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Le Théâtre de Dix-Heures was a Lebanese theatrical group which functioned between 1962 and 1978 before being revived in 1986. They specialized in comedy.

Lebanon Country in Western Asia

Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, while Cyprus is west across the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon's location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland facilitated its rich history and shaped a cultural identity of religious and ethnic diversity. At just 10,452 km2, it is the smallest recognized sovereign state on the mainland Asian continent.

Theatre collaborative form of performing and fine art

Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers, typically actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance. Elements of art, such as painted scenery and stagecraft such as lighting are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word "theatre" as derived from the Ancient Greek θέατρον, itself from θεάομαι.

Comedy genre of dramatic works intended to be humorous

In a modern sense, comedy refers to any discourse or work generally intended to be humorous or amusing by inducing laughter, especially in theatre, television, film, stand-up comedy, or any other medium of entertainment. The origins of the term are found in Ancient Greece. In the Athenian democracy, the public opinion of voters was influenced by the political satire performed by the comic poets at the theaters. The theatrical genre of Greek comedy can be described as a dramatic performance which pits two groups or societies against each other in an amusing agon or conflict. Northrop Frye depicted these two opposing sides as a "Society of Youth" and a "Society of the Old." A revised view characterizes the essential agon of comedy as a struggle between a relatively powerless youth and the societal conventions that pose obstacles to his hopes. In this struggle, the youth is understood to be constrained by his lack of social authority, and is left with little choice but to take recourse in ruses which engender very dramatic irony which provokes laughter.



Le Théâtre de Dix-Heures was established in 1962 by Gaston Chikhani, Pierre Gédéon, Abdallah Nabbout (Dudul), and Edmond Hanania.

In 1978, Le Théâtre de Dix-Heures made their final performance at the Casino du Liban. Eight years later, in 1986, Michel Chikahni, Jean-Pierre Chikhani (Sons of Gaston Chikhani), Pierre Chammassian, and André Jadaa revived the group.

Casino du Liban Complete address and program

Casino du Liban is a casino located in Maameltein, Jounieh in Lebanon and is 22 km north of Beirut.

Pierre Chammassian is a stand-up comic popular in Lebanon with Arabs and Armenians, as well as in the Armenian Diaspora. He is known especially for his performance as Batale.

In 1991, Le Théâtre de Dix-Heures achieved international fame when they performed ten plays in eleven years. After that, Michel Jean-Pierre Chikhani continued Le Théâtre. Jadaa and Chammassian left to form Les Diseurs.


1986: - Michel Chikhani - Pierre Chammassian – Jean-Pierre Chikhani – Andre Jadaa – Ramona Cambar

1987 - 1989: - Pierre Chammassian – Jean-Pierre Chikhani – Andre Jadaa - Michel Chikhani – Patricia Ghobrile – Najwa Ghanem

1990 - 1996: - Andre Jadaa – Michel Chikhani – Pierre Chammassian – Leila Estphan – Chantal Abi Samra – Elissar Khoury

1996 – 2006: - Michel Chikhani – Jean-Pierre Chikhani - Mirna Ghaoui - Georges Khoury - Carole Aoun - Sévine Abi Aad - Joseph Karam - Georges Cherfane - Nancy El Ahmar

Theatrical Plays

1986 - 1997
Cates sur l'etable
J'y suis j'y reste
Baabda La Meen (Baabda Lamine)
Min Malja La Malja (part one)
Min Malja La Malja (part two)
Letletin Ou Bass
Intikhabet Garabet
Maded La Njaded
Rafaou El 3achra
El Zalami Beki Lal Alfeyn

1997 - 2006
Eymeh, E3deh
El Ossa Wesslet La Hadda
Lista, Lista, Zay Ma Hiyé


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