Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Performance

  • WHEN /

    9 – 12 Oct 2019

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre 

  • DURATION /

    90 minutes (no interval)

Melbourne International Arts Festival

Grey Rock

9 – 12 Oct 2019

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Performance

  • WHEN /

    9 – 12 Oct 2019

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre 

  • DURATION /

    90 minutes (no interval)

PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL 

In a small village in the West Bank, a former TV repair person secretly builds a space shuttle to reach the moon. Without money or technology—but convinced that curiosity is stronger than gravity—Yusuf works passionately in the backyard shed. When Yusuf’s family and friends discover this unimaginable project, things begin to fall apart.

Grey Rock is the spirit-lifting tale of someone with a mission. Fresh from its US premiere at Manhattan’s legendary La MaMa theatre, Amir Nizar Zuabi’s acclaimed play lands in Melbourne to offer an intimate glimpse into the everyday lives of people living under occupation.

Performed in English by a cast of Palestinian actors from vastly different backgrounds, this refreshing play’s quiet humanity is a study in hope, grief, resilience and the power of DIY.

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY  / Amir Nizar Zuabi
PERFORMED BY / Khalifa Natour, Ivan Kevork Azazian, Fidaa Zaidan, Alaa Shehada, Motaz Malhees
PRODUCTION DESIGN BY / Tal Yarden
SOUND DESIGN BY / Katie Down
PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / Alexandra Aron/Remote Theater Project
CO-PRODUCER / Bonnie Sue Stein/GOH Productions

SPECIAL EVENT 

Post-show Q&A
Friday, 11 October 

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