Not Far from the Tree
18 Apr - 6 May
RUNNING TIMEApprox. 60min
PREVIEWTUES 18 APR
MEMBERS NIGHTWED 19 APR
OPENING NIGHTTHURS 20 APR
A crackling radio, warm bread, a revolution
Algeria, 1987- 18-year-old Mohammed carries his radio to the middle of the dirt road in his tiny village; the only spot with reception. The radio crackles as news of Algeria’s civil war fills the airwaves.
Walyalup, 2023- 25-year-old Sahra reluctantly sips her badly burnt, oatmilk latte as she strolls along the beach. She would ask for a refund except she doesn’t want to inconvenience anyone. There are worse things in the world right now than badly burnt coffee, right?
Written by Sabrina Hafid (Passing, Car Rides with Ahmed), and directed by Laura Liu (The Complete Show of Water Skiing), Not Far From the Tree is a semi-autobiographical storytelling experience that invites Boorloo audiences to break bread with a modern day Australian family. A warm and gentle play about family, legacy and identity.