Them

Lara Week and Critical Stages Touring

Them

“A drama dappled with humanity and humour amid the horrors of war [...] The inextinguishable spirit of laughter, of the music of life in the face of desolation, is crucial to both the play’s poignancy and appeal. 4 stars."
Sydney Morning Herald

“Perhaps the most important piece of theatre you will see this year. 5 Stars.”
The Music

THEM
by Samah Sabawi
Lara Week & Critical Stages Touring
Based on the real life stories of people displaced by conflict, THEM follows 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?

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.

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.

BOOKINGS
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Show Details

Type

excursion

Year Level Suitability

10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, History, Geography , Civics And Citizenship

Themes

Artform

Drama

Duration

Cost

$12 per student. Teacher discount applies. Contact venue for group bookings.

Venue

Capital Theatre Bendigo (Bendigo, VIC)

School Term:
Term 3

Availability

Monday August 9, 7.30pm and Tuesday August 10, 10.30am, 2021.

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