The production of Jinan began in February 2018 and had eight performance at The Freedom Theatre in the same month. This is the second performance schedule for the play, touring around West Bank this time to reach more communities and audiences in Palestine.
Jinan is based on the world famous Swedish children’s book Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren. Jinan is a young Palestinian girl, a feminist, an optimist and a free thinker – the Pippi Longstocking character has encouraged countless girls to believe in themselves, both in Sweden and abroad and has inspired the creation of Jinan.
“He’s the strongest man in the world.”
“Man, yes,” she said “but I am the strongest GIRL in the world, remember that.” Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren.
Jinan will be performed over the coming days in the following cities:
28th July – 6pm at The Freedom Theatre, Jenin
29th July – 12 noon at The Freedom Theatre, Jenin
30th July – first show 11am and second show 4pm at The Freedom Theatre, Jenin
1st August – 5.30pm at Al Kasaba Theatre, Ramallah
2nd August – 10.30 am at The Municipality Theatre, Jericho
Jinan was funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) as a part of the Palestinian Performing Arts Network (PPAN) and in cooperation with the Folkteatern in Gothenburg.