Lucien Bourjeily’s play ‘Beirut Syndrome’ banned in Lebanon

lucien-bourjeily‘Beirut Syndrome’ is a play wherein a corrupt politician is put on trial by a public citizen. The General Security’s Censorship Bureau on 16 November 2015 banned the play from being performed after Bourjeily refused to alter sentences in the work.
In August 2013 his play about the Censorship Bureau, entitled ‘Will it Pass or Not?’, was also banned, and for a brief period in 2014 Bourjeily was not able to travel to a theatre festival in the UK as his passport was confiscated by General Security due to his writing of the play.