TALES OF A CITY BY THE SEA
DRAMA, UNIT 3
Life in Gaza through the eyes of a generation who have grown up under occupation. The production incorporates transformations of character and place, a clever non-naturalistic set, and a capella Arabic singing. The play combines scenes from life with conventions of epic theatre, including direct address, poetry, and breaking the fourth wall. Following this season the play will head to Adelaide and Hobart.
Tales of a City by the Sea is undeniably political, but Sabawi stresses that its message is a universal one. “It’s looking at how human beings – not just Palestinians – at how human beings react in extraordinary circumstances and at times of war,” she says. “It’s the idea of connectivity …we’re all one people.” Check out the video below for some background information on Gaza ”We look forward to having you be part of our Tales of a City by the Sea. We promise to welcome you into our world, where at first, you will be fascinated by the differences in the lifestyle and culture, but as the story unfolds, you will become heartened by the commonalities we all share and you will be inspired by the strength and power of love”, adds Samah Sabawi.
By Samah Sabawi