across the sea that separates us from them
life waits for us on the other side
and I can’t go there without you…
In a city at war, five young people count down the days before a boat leaves for Europe.
Who will leave, who will stay, and what will their choices cost them?
From the writer of the award-winning Tales of a City by the Sea.
[Sabawi] looks beyond the political to examine the effect of war on those who cannot leave the battleground… a gripping piece of theatre that begs to be seen and heard.
–Adelaide Theatre Guide
….remarkable sensitivity and artistry…
– In Daily
…poetically beautiful, discerning and honest…
-The Barefoot Review
Written by Samah Sabawi
Directed by Bagryana Popov
Performed by Helana Sawires, Claudia Greenstone, Khisraw Jones-Shukoor and Ange Arabatzis
Set and costume design by Lara Week
Lighting design by Shane Grant
Sound design by Elissa Goodrich
Produced by Lara Week
Stage manager: Hayley Fox
Image by Justyn Koh
THEM is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
May 29 – June 9
Wed 6.30pm| Thu, Fri, Sat 7.30pm| Sun 4pm
Approx running time: 90 min
La Mama Courthouse 349 Drummond St, Carlton
Full $30 Concession $20
03 9347 6948