Theatre Mada Production Presented by Theatre Passe Muraille

Suitcase/Adrenaline will be performed in Arabic with English subtitles.

Single Tickets go on sale September 9, 2019.

Suitcase/Adrenaline consists of two one-act shows.

Suitcase حقيبة

How much of your life can you take with you? What are the most important things to carry on?
Suitcase, written by Ahmad Meree, is a year-long response to real life experiences as an artist immigrating from Syria. In this play we are asked to consider the lives of refugees and the series of liminal spaces they inhabit. It’s about belonging and possession and all the things that we leave behind.

Adrenaline أدرينالين

Adrenaline tells the story of Jaber, a Syrian man spending his first New Year’s Eve in Canada. Amongst  fireworks and loud cheers Jaber recalls how a short year before he was spending the holiday under very different kinds of explosions. The show asks audiences to consider what is more difficult: to stay in danger with your loved ones or to live alone in safety?


Mainspace Theatre  |  16 Ryerson Ave.

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January-February 2020



Ahmad Meree

Nada Abusaleh


Ahmad Meree


Written by Ahmad Meree

Directed by Majdi Bou-Matar


Ticket Prices

General Admission $38

Senior $33

Arts Worker $25

Under 30 $17

Theatre Mada is a collective of Arab theatre artists living in the Waterloo Region, including Nada Humsi, Ahmad Meree and Majdi Bou-Matar.

Mada means horizon in Arabic.