Rubble

by Suvendrini Lena | A Theatre Passe Muraille and Aluna Theatre Co-Production

Rubble, Gaza City 2002, courtesy of artist

Gaza. A mother and her family receive a courtesy call: “You have 58 seconds to leave your home before an explosion. Run.”* From this point on, we travel backwards through time, through a siege spanning 2000 years. In a theatre, broken but not abandoned, hear the voice of late Palestinian National Poet Mahmoud Darwish**, and  examine the urgent question: what is the meaning of poetry in the midst of war? What is our responsibility as we read, write, hear, and witness the survival of the human spirit in poetry?

*quote from Lena Khalaf Tuffaha’s poem Running Orders | **as translated by palestinian poet Fady Joudah | Rubble is made with the poetry of Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Fady Joudah and Mahmoud Darwish, used with permission.

Show Runs

February 25 to March 19, 2023

Location

Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue) Mainspace Theatre

Tickets

Pay-What-You-Can-Afford

$10 | $30 | $60

Credits

Written by
Suvendrini Lena
 
Director
Beatriz Pizano
Dramaturgy
Marjorie Chan
 
Scenography
Trevor Schwellnus

Tickets & Show times

Rubble runs February 25 to March 19, 2022! If you would like information on the topics or themes in our productions, or to determine the suggested age for attending a performance, please reach out to our Box Office staff at 416.504.7529 or by email at info@passemuraille.on.ca.

Rubble by Suvendrini Lena. The poster has a large thoughtful negative space that is pitch black. In the foreground Suvendrini sits in a red jacket and black dress, looking out into the window where sunshine comes through

If you would like information on the topics or themes in our productions, or to determine the suggested age for attending a performance, please reach out to our Box Office staff at 416.504.7529 or by email at info@passemuraille.on.ca.

Photo of Suvendrini Lena by Dahlia Katz