We are excited to announce that we will present a new play, Jinan at The Freedom Theatre in February 2018!
Jinan is based on the famous story of Pippi Longstocking, the strongest girl in the world, written by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. The Freedom Theatre’s production will mark the first time that Pippi Lonstocking is presented in Palestine.
The Pippi Longstocking series is the most well-known work of Astrid Lindgren. It was published between the years 1945-1971 and translated into more than 40 languages. The books tell an amusing story about a girl named Pippi who lives alone in a colourful house with a pet monkey and a horse. She is as unconventional as she is physically strong and doesn’t follow any rules but her own. Pippi is a heroic character for many children, especially since she always defends those who need it the most, and has become a symbol of independence, courage, playfulness and freedom.
Jinan is a co-production with Swedish theatre Folkteatern in Gothenburg and will be directed by Lars-Eric Brossner, with Hassan Taha from Palestine as dramaturg. Auditions have been held, the script created and rehearsals are set to start in January, before the play opens at The Freedom Theatre in February. We hope to take Jinan on the road and perform all over Palestine as well as internationally. To us, Jinan embodies the concept of cultural resistance and we very much look forward to presenting the play to audiences in Palestine and abroad!
“I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do it.” Pippi Longstocking