Taha

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Taha

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 27 March - 28 March 2018
Category Live Event

Presented by Arrangement with Arts Projects Australia

Taha Muhammad Ali is the beautiful optimistic picture of the Palestinian people – of all of us. In his beloved verses, Taha documents hopeful survival after 50 years of loss – loss of his home, his lover, his friends and his shop in Saffuriyeh in Galilee. Based on Adina Hoffman’s book My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness and based on the poet’s works, writer-performer Amer Hlehel has created a tour de force solo performance interweaving Taha’s singular and exquisite poetry with his compelling life journey.

★★★★ “Pure poetry blossoms in deceptively simple show” The Evening Standard

Dates & Times:
Tuesday 27 March at 8pm (performed in English)
Wednesday 28 March at 8pm (performed in Arabic)


FEATURE AND INTERVIEW BLOG

Written and performed by Amer Hlehel, an actor and director based in Haifa, Palestine, guest blogger Elissa Blake, writes about Taha a new play that tells the story of how a young villager and his family are swept up in calamitous events, and of how the boy went on to become the pre-eminent poetic voice of his dispossessed people. This is poetry, Palestine and Parramatta.

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Written and Performed by Amer Hlehel

Translated and Directed by Amir Nizar Zubai

Design Ashraf Hanna
Composer and Sound Design Habib Shehadeh Hanna
Lighting Muaz Jubeh
Production Manager Khawla Ibraheem

Arabic Performance
Director Yussuf Abu Warda
Dramaturg Ala Hlehel
Lighting Firas Tarabshi

★★★★
“Rich, vivid… acutely moving. Simply beautiful.”
The Times | Read the full review

★★★★
“Pure poetry blossoms in deceptively simple show”
The Evening Standard

★★★★
“An inspiring piece, delicate, deeply affecting. Warmly recommended”
Independent

“A simple but well-crafted biographical portrait of an ordinary man who made himself into something more.”
British Theatre Guide

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Duration

65 minutes

Ticket Prices

Members Adult $42
Members Concession $37
Member Child (16 & under) $30
30 Club $30
Adult $49
Groups 10+ $44
Pensioner / Seniors $44
30 & Under $39
Full time student $44

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