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?
first presented as part of the KXT StoryTellers Festival in 2018, Apocalypse and bAKEHOUSE partner to present the first production of this fearless new and urgent voice in Australian playwriting.
CONGRATULATIONS to Playwright JAMES ELAZZI recenty announced as a member of the 2019 STC Emerging Writers Group
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
Doors open 7:00 for a 7:30pm start | Approximate run time 75 minutes
Please note that due to the arrangement of the theatre and the intimacy of the space, there is a lockout policy in place on all shows at KXT. Latecomers are not permitted to enter during the performance and there are no refunds/exchanges with regards to latecomers.