Performance Desperately In Need of An Audience


An original performance conceived: by Mahmoud Al-Hourani

Running time: 45 min

This is a tale as bittersweet as exile itself, set on a war-torn shore where attempts at pursuing everyday activities, the banal, the necessary, the entertaining and the essential, are as dangerous as impossible.

Barely surviving, it seems that leaving behind one’s home and loved ones in the hope of finding one’s humanity again beyond the seas, seems like the only card left to bet on.

This silent performance bends the rules of puppet theatre as stage props and settings become puppets as well; from the farm animals cowering in the villages, to the chatty missiles and overhead airplanes, to the little heavy-hearted suitcase that’s all packed up – but refuses to leave.

Part of Nour Festival 2016