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January 21, 2020 - February 1, 2020


Hosted by Theatre Passe Muraille


16 Ryerson Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

January 21 – February 1

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.

حقيبة هي مسرحية كوميدية تراجيدية تروي حكاية الزوجين السوريين رزان و سامر اللذين يحاولان مغادرة بلدهما بصحبة حقيبتهما فيجدان نفسيهما في مكان ما ينتظران … أين هما؟ هل سيُسمح لهما بالعبور؟ ما الذي يستطيعان أخذه معهما؟ و ماذا نسيا أن يحزما في الحقيبة؟

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?

أدرينالين تروي حكاية جابر الشاب السوري الذي اضطرته ظروف الحرب في سوريا للّجوء إلى كندا. جابر يحاول الاحتفال بأول ليلة رأس السنة له في كندا بعيداً عن عائلته. كيف يحتفل جابر في الوقت الذي أهله وأقاربه ما زالوا في سوريا؟ ما هو الثمن الذي دفعه جابر مقابل الأمان الذي قدمه له وطنه الجديد كندا؟

More information and tickets

Relaxed performance on January 25. Suitcase/Adrenaline consists of two one-act shows that will be performed in Arabic with English subtitles. There will also be open captioning for the run of the show. Suitcase/Adrenaline visual story available as a PDF. Wheelchair accessible venue. Wheelchair accessible seating. Gender neutral wheelchair accessible washrooms. Assistive listening devices available. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons; please book in advance. Ramp at entrance. No automatic doors, but there is a doorbell to ring for assistance. Theatre Passe Muraille visual story available as a PDF. More accessibility information is available on the Theatre Passe Muraille website.