THEATRE: TALES OF A CITY BY THE SEA
3 Aug 2016 | 11am & 7pmBuy Now
Tales of a City by the Sea is the story of two people who meet and fall in love in the besieged Gaza strip during the bombardment of the winter of 2008.
Jomana, a Palestinian woman living in a Gaza refugee camp, falls in love with Rami, an American-born Palestinian doctor who has just arrived on one of the first “Free Gaza” boats. Their love is met with a relentless string of challenges. Ultimately, Rami must decide between returning to his comfortable life in Texas and staying in Gaza with Jomana. Choosing to stay means leaving his family and career behind for a life ravaged by war, while leaving means not only losing Jomana but also ignoring the plight of the Palestinians.
Woven from the actual experiences of people living under occupation, Tales of a City by Sea is about what it means to leave home to create a life in more tolerable conditions, and what it means to stay. It is about relationships between parents who have chosen to leave, and children who want to return. It is about how people in diaspora see their connection to home, and how people at home see them. It is a Palestinian story, but more broadly it is a migrant story.
Written by Samah Sabawi
Original direction Lech Mackiewicz
2016 remount direction Wahibe Moussa
Set design Lara Week
Lighting design Shane Grant
Sound design Khaled Sabsabi
Sound mixer Max Schollar-Root
Assistant Stage Manager James Crafti
Production/ Stage Manager Hayley Fox
Produced by Samah Sabawi, Daniel Clarke and Lara Week
Poster design by Ahmad Sabra and Aya El-Zinati
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