Written by Samah Sabawi. Directed by Bagryana Popov
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Lara Week and Critical Stages
by Samah Sabawi, Directed by Bagryana Popov
From multiple-award winning playwright Samah Sabawi comes THEM
— a compelling tale of survival, friendship, and the things we are willing to do to protect the ones we love.THEM
tells the story of one young family as they face the decision whether to flee their war-torn city. Omar, Leila and their young child are counting down the days. Their friends enjoy fantasies of escape and the arrival of Omar’s sister brings a real chance to get out – but at what cost?
Developed in consultation with people living in conflict zones and displaced by war, the play was first supported by Melbourne Theatre Company’s Cybec Electric program before enjoying a sell-out extended season at the famed La Mama Theatre.
With unexpected tenderness, laughter, and song, THEM
takes audiences into extraordinary circumstances to reveal our shared humanity in the ordinary moments that shape our lives.
DATES & TIMES
Tuesday 16 August at 7:30pm
Wednesday 17 August at 10am & 1pmDURATION
80 min (no interval)Suitable for ages 12+ (PG) | Language Warning: Moderate language ADULTS
$20FAMILY OF 4
$13 per student