“Perhaps the most important piece of theatre you will see this year.” 5 STARS, TheMusic
From multi-award winning playwright Samah Sabawi comes Them – a compelling tale of survival, friendship, and the things we are willing to do to protect the ones we love.
Them tells the story of one young family as they face the decision whether to flee their war-torn city. Omar, Leila and their young child are counting down the days. Their friends enjoy fantasies of escape and the arrival ofOmar’s sister brings a real chance to get out – but at what cost?
Developed in consultation with people living in conflict zones and displaced by war, the play was
first supported byMelbourne Theatre Company’s Cybec Electric program before enjoying a sell-out extended season at the famed LaMama Theatre.
With unexpected tenderness, laughter, and song, Them takes audiences into extraordinary
circumstances to reveal our shared humanity in the ordinary moments that shape our lives.
Ticket Price: $59, $53 for concession holders
7:30pm Tuesday 30 August – OPENING NIGHT
6:30pm Wednesday 31 August – plus 8pm LaTrobe Conversation
7:30pm Thursday 1 September
7:30pm Friday 2 September – plus post show Q&A Session with cast
3:00pm Saturday 3 September** – includes Audio Description
7:30pm Saturday 3 September – FINAL SHOW
Accessibility: **Audio Description and Tactile Tour.
Post Show Q&A: Friday 2 Sept.
Venue: Butter Factory Theatre
Running Time: 80 minutes, no interval.
Content Advice:This production contains themes of war which may affect those with experience of conflict, adult themes, moderate language, and sudden loud special effects.