Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Political: A Palestinian play on the Israeli Wall

A Palestinian theatre production in Arabic and with English subtitles at Singapore Arts Festival 2006
13th June and 14th June 8 pm.

The Wall
Al – Kasaba Theatre & Cinematheque

(The Palestinian Territories)
This is story-telling theatre at its gem best: simple, direct and personal.
A professional theatre company based in Ramallah, Al Kasaba unfolds the stories of ordinary folks living behind the wall that divides Israel and the Palestinian territories on the West Bank of the Jordan River.
With a minimal but dynamic set of panels, the actors sing, dance and narrate hard facts and funny truths about separation and segregation.
Hamlet’s "To be or not to be" speech is recited by a corpse who is not entitled to a proper funeral as his will decrees he be buried in another cemetery on the other side of the wall.
A human story rather than a political story, The Wall is by turns playful, poignant and painful.
"…a fresh combination of the traditional story telling with an original set" –, Israel
"The audience in Jerusalem strongly connected with the piece – in turns laughing uproariously, silent and appreciative."–, UK
Performed in Arabic with English surtitles
Post-show dialogue with director George Ibrahim on 13 June
tickets at $20, $30, $40, $50


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