Supernatural gothic tale ‘Ava/Ada’ coming to Dhahran

The Ithra’s latest production, a Japanese performance of a classic Indian love story, ‘Mahabharata-Nalacharitam’ ends on Dec. 7. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 07 December 2018

Supernatural gothic tale ‘Ava/Ada’ coming to Dhahran

  • Ithra’s latest production, a Japanese performance of a classic Indian love story, “Mahabharata-Nalacharitam” ends on Dec. 7

DAMMAM: The King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) will host multimedia show “Ada/Ava” from Dec. 12 to 15.
“Ada/Ava” tells the supernatural story of Ada, a woman in her 70s bereaved of her twin sister (Ava). When she visits a mirror maze in a traveling carnival, she crosses “the thresholds of life and death.”
Presented by Chicago-based performance collective Manual Cinema, “Ava/Ada” combines shadow puppetry, video, live action and live music to present a gothic-tinged tale that explores “mourning and melancholy, self and other,” according to a press release.
Ithra’s latest production, a Japanese performance of a classic Indian love story, “Mahabharata-Nalacharitam” ends on Dec. 7.
Both productions are part of Ithra’s “continued efforts to promote cross-cultural exchange,” the release says.


Saudi king, crown prince congratulate president-elect of Burundi on victory

Updated 31 May 2020

Saudi king, crown prince congratulate president-elect of Burundi on victory

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday congratulated Evariste Ndayishimiye on winning the presidential election in Burundi.

The king and crown prince wished Ndayishimiye success and the people of Burundi further progress and prosperity. 

Ndayishimiye, who was the ruling party’s candidate, was on Monday declared victorious after winning 68.72 percent of the vote.

Opposition leader Agathon Rwasa received 24.19 percent.

Ndayishimiye, 52, is a former army general and will replace President Pierre Nkurunziza.