With this small pencil, I will write the word…
With this small pencil
I will draw the word
I will write the world."
A lyrical story of the life of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali, written and performed by Amer Hlehel. Directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi, who also directed AZZA and is founder of celebrated theatre company ShiberHur.
Performed in English
Taha Muhammad Ali is the beautiful optimistic picture of the Palestinian people – of all of us. In his beloved verses, Taha documents hopeful survival after 50 years of loss – loss of his home, his lover, his friends and his shop in Saffuriyeh in Galilee.
Adapted from Adina Hoffman's book My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness and based on the poet’s works, writer-performer Amer Hlehel has created a tour de force solo performance interweaving Taha’s singular and exquisite poetry with his compelling life journey.
Written and Performed by: Amer Hlehel
Translated and Directed by Amir Zizar Zubai
Design: Ashraf Hanna Music: Habib Shehadeh Hanna Lighting: Muaz Jubeh Production Manager: Khawla Ibraheem
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES AND PERFORMANCE TIMES
Thursday 15 March at 1:00pm – performed in English
Friday 16 March at 6:00pm – performed in English
Sunday 18 March at 3:30pm – performed in English
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra
Tuesday 20 March at 8pm – performed in English
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong
Wednesday 21 March at 7:30pm – performed in English
Thursday 22 March at 6:30pm – performed in English, plus post Show Q&A
Friday 23 March at 7:30pm – performed in English
Saturday 24 March at 1:30pm – performed in English
Saturday 24 March at 7:30pm – performed in English
Sunday 25 March at 5pm – performed in Arabic
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
Tuesday 27 March at 8pm (performed in English)
Wednesday 28 March at 8pm (performed in Arabic)