- Published on Saturday, 08 September 2012 15:27
Facts, by Canadian playwright, Arthur Milner, will visit several cities in Occupied Palestine. Facts will tour with the support of both Canadian and Palestinian artistic leaders who believe in the play's powerful and entertaining dialogue. The production will be performed in Arabic with an all-star Palestinian cast, with English translation in some performances.
Inspired by a true story, Facts is a profound murder mystery that adeptly navigates social and political territory as two detectives, a Palestinian and an Israeli, work together to solve an intricate case. Their only remaining suspect, an Israeli settler, proves to be highly elusive: he's guilty of something, but of what?
About the Palestine Tour
The tour in Occupied Palestine is a co-production between the Alrowwad Cultural & Theatre Society, located in Bethlehem's Aida Refugee Camp, and the New Theatre of Ottawa. The Canadian team include Playwright Arthur Milner, Director Samer Al-Saber, Designer Martin Conboy and Associate Producer Dan Daley. The Palestinian cast includes Abdelfattah Abusrour, Amer Khalil and Kamel Elbasha, who is also the translator. Some performances will include English surtitles.
Performances of Facts will take place in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Jenin, Jericho, Hebron, Nazareth, Jaffa, Haifa and the Golan Heights.
Facts in Arabic will open September 26 at Bethlehem's Ad-Dar Cultural Center (go to http://www.annadwa.org/addar/hall.htm).
About Alrowwad Cultural & Theatre Society
Alrowwad, initiator of the "Beautiful Non-Violent Resistance," is an independent, dynamic, community-based, cultural and artistic organization that strives to empower children, youth and women by targeting behavior, knowledge, concepts and practices through beautiful and non-violent means.
About New Theatre of Ottawa
New Theatre of Ottawa has operated as NTO since 1992 but was founded as The Actors' Co-op Theatre 1986. NTO is committed to professional artists and standards, produces new work by Ottawa playwrights, and employs local actors, directors and designers.