deeply insightful, exquisite Suzy Wrong, Suzy Goes See
an exciting production … a brave and welcome voice for the Australian stage
Recommended without reservation Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise
a play that reaches a hand offstage and takes care of its neighbours. It’ll make you want to take care of your neighbours, too Cassie Tongue
★★★★ Judith Greenaway ★★★★ .5 The Music.com ★★★★ State of the Art
Omar, a first-generation Lebanese Muslim Australian, is in and out of foster homes. Hungry for a warm bed and determined not to return to a life on the streets, he reluctantly agrees to be placed with 80-year-old Dawn. His best friend Ahmed has been rejected by his family for being gay and now lives under a bridge, working the local beats as a sex-worker. As Ahmed’s mental health deteriorates, Omar is determined to forge a better life for them both.
Unflinching and unapologetic, James Elazzi paints a searing portrait of culture, sexuality and isolation. In a howl of rage and love he asks: Where do we find refuge when the world seems to have forgotten us?
Directed by Dino Dimitriadis With Maggie Blinco, Lex Marinos, Antony Makhlouf, Mansoor Noor
Produced by Apocalypse Theatre Co + Green Door Theatre
Production Design Aleisa Jelbart Lighting Design Benjamin Brockman; Sound Composition Ben Pierpoint Producers Leila Enright with Bernadette Fam Stage Manager Hannah Crane Directing Trainees: Jestika Chand and Lara Balken
Photography Robert Catto
first presented as part of the KXT StoryTellers Festival in 2018, Apocalypse, Green Door and bAKEHOUSE partner to present the first production of this fearless new and urgent voice in Australian playwriting.
CONGRATULATIONS to Playwright JAMES ELAZZI recently announced as a member of the 2019 STC Emerging Writers Group. Shortlisted for the 2019 SILVER GULL Playwriting Award