Hartaqāt (Heresies)

Hartaqāt (Heresies) Théâtre du Rond-Point Paris
Théâtre du Rond-Point

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Théâtre du Rond-Point
2 bis avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt - 75008 Paris
Capacity 760 seats


1 h 55 min

No intermission


Classic Theatre

Recommended for ages 16 and up

In French and Arabic with French surtitles

Highlights: Hartaqāt (Heresies)

At the Théâtre du Rond-Point, Hartaqāt (Heresies) by Lina Majdalanie and Rabih Mroué ingeniously explores the history of Lebanon by bringing together the stories of three Lebanese authors: Rana Issa, Bilal Khbeiz, and Souhaib Ayoub. These authors recount their past lives in the lands they were forced to leave behind, highlighting portraits of courageous people who defy the borders that separate countries, genders, languages, social classes, and religions.


In the piece Hartaqāt (Heresies), the stories of Rana Issa, Bilal Khbeiz, and Souhaib Ayoub offer food for political thought, drawn from their own life experiences. These three stories come together to offer a profound exploration of Lebanese history, identities, and individual and collective struggles. They deconstruct borders, inviting us to reflect on the political and social issues that surround us and are intertwined with our own life experiences.



Performances with Panthea’s Accessibility Devices

Theatre for all! Come and enjoy a unique experience on the 27th, 28th, 29th, or 30th of September 2023 at the Théâtre du Rond-Point. Come and enjoy a unique experience on 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th of September 2023 at the Théâtre du Rond-Point. The theatre is teaming up with Panthea to offer an innovative accessibility system including surtitling on connected glasses to make the show accessible to everyone! Spread the word!


This unique and personalised experience with the surtitling glasses will allow you to enjoy:

  • • Surtitles in French, English, or Dutch
  • • A French Sign Language adaptation

Story: Hartaqāt (Heresies)

Looking to understand the history of Lebanon?
With Hartaqāt (Heresies), the Théâtre du Rond-Point invites you to discover it as close as possible to those who are living it.


In Incontinence, Rana Issa revisits the story of her grandmother, a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon, questioning notions of motherhood, illiteracy, and community.


Bilal Khbeiz, in Non-functional Memories, recounts his departure from Lebanon and rebirth in the United States, seeking to understand how life experience can be both hindering and formative.


For his part, Souhaib Ayoub, in The Imperceptible Ooze of Life, reveals his life in Tripoli, sharing his journey of homosexual identity and bearing witness to the political, social, and religious conflicts in the working-class neighbourhoods.


These three stories about Lebanon become material for political, social, queer, and linguistic reflection, delving into the experiences, bodies, desires, and neighbourhoods that forge their identities.
These stories, some dating back generations, go beyond the simple narrative of the 20th century to explore political and social issues both before and after that period.


The dream of a strong and united Lebanon
"Accompanied by live music from Raed Yassin, these words carry the hope of a Lebanon, once more, resilient and united." - Translated from the French
Journal La Terrasse
2 months ago
A lyric and poetic show
"[The actors] offer a remarkable material for political reflection, drawn from their lived experiences and even from their own flesh." - Translated from French
2 months ago
Affection, humor, finesse, rhythm...
"Abundant affection, a hint of humor, subtlety in service to the lyrics, and an impeccable sense of rhythm." - Translated from French
2 months ago

Théâtre du Rond-Point

2 bis avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt - 75008 Paris

Théâtre du Rond-Point

If you ever want to feel the pulse of the French theatre scene, the Théâtre du Rond-Point is the place to be! But which roundabout or "rond-point" is it exactly? It's one of the most famous roundabouts in Paris, located near the Champs-Elysées, smaller than the famous Etoile roundabout under the Arc de Triomphe. Since 1981, it has attracted a host of directors from all over the world and a host of people with a passion for theatre. A major venue for contemporary creation since 1991, the Rond-Point does not programme "what people like, but what they don't yet know they’ll like", according to Jean-Michel Ribes, the theatre's current director. A real creative programme focused on living authors creating stories in real-time!

Fast facts
Capacity: 760
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes


How do I get to Théâtre du Rond-Point?

The Théâtre du Rond-Point is accessible by:
Metro lines: The Théâtre du Rond-Point can be reached by metro lines 1, 9, and 13, which run to stations Champs-Elysées Clémenceau and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Bus lines: The Théâtre du Rond-Point can also be reached by the bus line 28, 93, 42, 73, 93, N11, N24, 32, 80, N01, N02, and 72, which run to stations Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées, Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau, Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées - Matignon, Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées - Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Grand Palais.
Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to Théâtre du Rond-Point?

We invite you to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of Hartaqāt (Hérésies) and present your voucher at the front desk. The Théâtre du Rond-Point’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

Is Hartaqāt (Heresies) accessible for an international audience or French speakers?

Hartaqāt (Heresies) is more suitable for French-speaking and Arabic-speaking audiences because it is performed in Arabic and French with French surtitles.

It says this show is not recommended for children under 16. What does it mean?

Some words and scenes may shock young audiences. We therefore recommend a minimum age of 14.

How long does the performance of Hartaqāt (Heresies) last?

Hartaqāt (Heresies) lasts approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes, with no intermission.

Where will I be seated at Théâtre du Rond-Point?

Your seats at the Théâtre du Rond-Point will be placed between the first and sixth rows.

Can I take photos during Hartaqāt (Heresies)?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film, or record the performance for the duration of Hartaqāt (Heresies). As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the Théâtre du Rond-Point to remember your night out!

Is tipping customary?

The ushers at Théâtre du Rond-Point do not accept tips.

How do I know if my seats are next to each other?

Tickets of the same category that are booked during the same purchase session, in the same booking order on our website are always assigned side by side. To be sure of this, make sure all of your tickets are in the same category and are included in your shopping cart at the time of purchase.