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The Freedom Theatre regularly stages in-house theatre and performing arts productions. These plays often reflect, comment upon and challenge the realities of contemporary Palestinian society, while exploring various forms of artistic expressions. Past productions include adaptations of Animal Farm, Alice in Wonderland, Men in the Sun, Waiting for Godot and The Caretaker, as well as original plays such as Sho Kman? and Fragments of Palestine.

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At his wedding, Kamal, a young poet, is forced into exile. He manages to comes back after two years, only to discover that his fiancé has not known about his fate: she thought he had left her. Stolen Dreams is a play about love, suffering, deception, destruction and the dialogue between violence and culture. The play was written and performed by The Freedom Theatre’s youth acting group who also toured it to Belgium… Continue reading …………………….……………

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The Caretaker
Caretaker

A stranger is brought home by Aston. His room seems familiar but is disconnected from the world. The balance of power shifts between them and Aston’s brother, Mick, as the stranger slowly attempts to take over the house. The Caretaker deals with the distance between reality and fantasy, and most importantly the struggle for power. The play shows how family is able to band together against an intrusion – even as they still seem worlds apart… Continue reading
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Sho Kman – What Else? Feature theatre

Sho Kman – What Else? encapsulates how young Palestinians see the world around them, exploring how the external occupation and violence turns inwards, mirroring itself in an internal form of chaos, destroying friendships, families, society and political structures. The performance takes audience members through the contradictions, circumstances and rhythms of life that forces young Palestinians to ask the question, Who are We?… Continue reading

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Two clowns, Didi and Gogo, fill their endless time of waiting for a man named Godot to arrive with an intense creativity; an act of devotion within a place where meaning is impossible to uncover. The play asks who and what one becomes while waiting for freedom, how to behave toward those who share the wait and how to live a semblance of a normal life without normalizing the occupation – without giving in to it or giving up on the notion of freedom… Continue reading

 

Alice in WonderlandAlice Maryam

Being forced into an arranged marriage, Alice dreams about true love. At her engagement party, a White Rabbit appears and takes Alice on a disorienting journey to a new world: Wonderland. Flying actors, circling stage, loud music, fantastic costumes and state of the art light effects: The Freedom Theatre’s unconventional adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s legendary novel is its largest and most technically advanced production to date… Continue reading

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