Putting the Nation on Stage

National Theatre of Parramatta presents

The Girl / The Woman

Double Bill In Association with Apocalypse Theatre Company

Jun 28 — Jul 7, 2018

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“He looks like he fights for things like climate change and love. He looks like someone who would see me as I am. I can’t imagine he’d be afraid of Muslims…I respect myself, I respect my body. Just not the way you want me to…”

Twelve years in the making and semi-autobiographical, The Girl and its companion piece The Woman follows two generations of Australian Arab-Muslim women. Polite feminists. Friends. Liars.

The Girl trips over her sexuality and lands on her mother’s traditions. Her body is changing and it’s time to choose. When the person closest to her is also the most resistant, both are forced to lay it all on the table.

Tender, intimate and dangerously funny until it’s not, The Girl / The Woman collides desire and tradition, impulse and faith, past and present to question what it means to be a good Woman. And whether to inherit history or break free from it.

“This is personal and fearless storytelling from one of our most exciting new voices. Aanisa Vylet has been on a long journey to bring these works to the stage. We are both honoured that National Theatre of Parramatta is giving this double bill its World Premiere. As Beyoncé once said: Forget being cool. Imma be honest. Imma be sad. Imma be passionate. Imma be vulnerable. I’m gonna sing from my heart.”  Dino Dimitriadis, Director

Please note: This production contains adult themes and strong sexual themes

Double Bill
Dates & Times
Thursday 28th June at 7.30pm
Friday 29th June at 7.30pm
Saturday 30th June at 2.15 pm
Saturday 30th June at 7pm
Tuesday 3rd July at 7.30pm
Wednesday 4th July at 10:30am – Schools performance
Thursday 5th July at 6.30pm
Friday 6th July at 7.30pm
Saturday 7th July at 2.15 pm
Saturday 7th July at 7.30pm


Aanisa Vylet

Dino Dimitriadis

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Ticket Options

Ticket Options
Riverside Member $42
Riverside Member - Concession $37
30 Club $30
Adult $49
Concession $44
Groups 10+ $44
30 & Under $39
School Groups (per student) $23

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Available Dates

June 2018
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July 2018
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2 hours 20 minutes (including interval) (plus 20 minute Q&A if applicable)