In April 2015 The Freedom Theatre will premiere a brand new production across the West Bank and then embark on the theatre’s first ever tour of the UK.
The Siege is drawn from the extraordinary accounts of a group of fighters who during the height of the second Intifada took refuge in the Church of the Nativity. As the Israeli army closed in, the fighters and some 200 civilians were trapped in the church for 39 days. The play uses both theatre and visual arts to portray an event that with time has taken on almost mythical proportions. Read more.
Saturday April 4, 15:00 at The Freedom Theatre
Jenin Refugee Camp
April 4 is also the fourth anniversary of the unsolved murder of Juliano Mer Khamis, co-founder of The Freedom Theatre. On this day we remember and honour Juliano’s life, work and legacy, while we repeat our demand that those responsible for this crime be brought to justice. The memorial starts at 12:00 and includes film screenings and a photo exhibition. Read more.
OTHER PERFORMANCES AT THE FREEDOM THEATRE
Sunday April 5, at 15:00
Monday April 6, at 11:00 and at 19:00
Sunday April 12, at 15:00
Monday April 13, at 11:00
Tickets 5 NIS, at the door.
OTHER WEST BANK PERFORMANCES
Wednesday April 8 at 20:00
Al Kasaba Theatre, Ramallah
Tickets 30 NIS, 20 NIS for students
For more information, call Al Kasaba on 02-2965292/3 / 0592965292 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday April 17 at 18:00
Dar Annadwa, Bethlehem
Paul VI St. 109 (near the Lutheran Church, Madbaseh Square)
For more information, call +970(0)22770047 or email email@example.com.
Tickets 10 NIS, at the door.
May 13-June 20
All details available on www.thefreedomtheatre.org/the-siege.
The Siege is supported by the EU, the British Council, Arts Council England, Steps Beyond – European Cultural Foundation and The Roddick Foundation.