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The Freedom Theatre stages original theatre productions that reflect, comment upon and challenge the realities of contemporary Palestinian society, while exploring various forms of artistic expressions. Our productions include Return to Palestine, The Siege, Suicide Note from Palestine, Power/Poison and adaptations of Animal Farm, Alice in Wonderland, Men in the Sun, The Island and The Caretaker.

Stolen Dreams

At his wedding, Kamal, a Palestinian poet, is exiled by hidden hands. 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. With a poem he wrote while in exile, he meets the fiancé. Meanwhile a bomb falls from the sky. A masked man appears ... Read More »

The Island

This South African apartheid-era drama, inspired by a true story, is set in a prison and revolves around two cellmates: one who is soon to be released while the other is serving a life sentence. They spend their days at mind-numbing physical labour and at night rehearse for a performance of Sophocles‘ Antigone. Antigone, who defies the laws of the ... Read More »

The Caretaker

A stranger is brought home by Aston. The balance of power shifts between them and Aston’s brother, Mick, as the stranger slowly attempts to take over the house. The characters are fighting for survival and searching for some sense of identity in a world that is constantly changing and unreliable. The Caretaker, an adaptation of Harold Pinter’s celebrated play, deals with the ... Read More »

While Waiting

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. A young Messenger seems to know Godot is out there somewhere but she has never met him directly, and has no information to offer about ... Read More »

What Else – Sho Kman?

Fragmentary in form, with loosely connected scenes dissolving into each other, Sho Kman? is best described as a projection of the psychological impact of occupation in a densely populated area hemmed in by checkpoints. Violence in this production is all-pervasive. Not just the violence of the occupier, but the violence of the oppressed. Sho Kman – What Else? encapsulates how ... Read More »