Written by James Elazzi Directed by Dino Dimitriadis
9 — 18 Jan 2020
Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta and Sydney Festival present Lady Tabouli
Unapologetic, piercing and bittersweet… we all have families and we all have secrets.
Lady Tabouli is James Elazzi‘s unflinching clash of cultures and a searing look at how expectations can eat away at us until we decide to change the rules.
It’s the day of his nephew’s baptism and Danny is godfather. Living back home with his religious Lebanese mother, he’s thrown into the maelstrom of preparations and high emotions: God forbid this christening comes second to the Boustanis’! The family can’t afford to lose face, especially with Danny recently and mysteriously calling off his engagement. But secrets will out, and amidst the sugared almonds and balloon deliveries, Danny discovers the true colours of those to whom he’s closest. Where do you turn when the people you love refuse to accept the truth?
Lady Tabouli was developed with the support of Green Door Theatre Company, Apocalypse Theatre, Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta and through Playwriting Australia’s National Script Workshop.
Join us on Tuesday 14 January for a Post show panel after the performance of Lady Tabouli with playwright, James Elazzi, Director Dino Dimitriadis and actor Antony Mahklouf, hosted by Patrick Abboud.
Please be advised:
Thursday 9 January 7:45pm PREVIEW
Friday 10 January 7:45pm PREVIEW
Saturday 11 January 7:45pm OPENING NIGHT
Tuesday 14 January 7:45pm plus Post show panel with playwright and director
Wednesday 15 January 7:45pm
Thursday 16 January 7:45pm Audio Described – If you require Audio Description for the dedicated Audio Described performance please call Box Office on 8839 3399
Friday 17 January 7:45pm
Saturday 18 January 2:30pm plus post performance Q & A
Saturday 18 January 7:45pm
Cast and Creatives
Creative Futures (Assistant Director)
Special thank you to Bernadette Kazzi