By Hanane Hajj Ali

In collaboration with Eric Deniaud and Abdallah AlKafri

“Who is Medea today in a torn city like Beirut?”


Hanane Hajj Ali is one of Libanon’s best known performers and activists. As a now fifty-something year old woman, she exercises daily to avoid osteoporosis, obesity, and depression. In her award-winning play ‘Jogging’ she take you along through the streets of Beirut as well as her dreams, desires, hopes, and the many roles she plays as a Lebanese woman. 

The effects of Hanane’s daily routine are contradictory. As a matter of fact, two hormones are stimulated in her body: Dopamine and Adrenaline. Two hormones that are alternatively destructive and constructive, amidst a city of Beirut that destroys to build and builds to destroy.

Alone on stage, Hanane – woman, wife and mother – lifts the veil on her identity. While becoming an ‘unveiled’ performer, her multiple personas progressively parade to fit together like Russian dolls, with the exploration of Medea’s motivations as a central theme.


This performance is spoken in Arabic, with English surtitles.


Dates, Venues & Tickets

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

Tuesday 29 March 2022 | 20:30

Tickets via Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

Zaal 3 The Hague

Friday 1 April 2022 | 20:30
Saturday 2 April 2022 | 20:30
Sunday 3 April 2022 | 20:30


Schools and universities can still book this show between 25 March – 4 April 2022. Read more here.


The event is wheelchair accessible. 

Spoken language is Arabic, with English surtitles.
Parking is free directly in front of the building in on street parking. Parking is subject to availability as there are no disabled parking spaces nearby. Any questions about accessibility? Please send an email to

Thanks to:






Municipality of The Hague






Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten