8 - 19 Nov
RUNNING TIMEApprox. 60 mins
PREVIEWTuesday 8 Nov
OPENING NIGHTThursday 10 Nov
MEMBERS NIGHTWednesday 9 Nov
Horror of war, hope of freedom
Utopia is a collection of unreliable narratives from Afghanistan where only dreams of escape to paradise give hope.
Afghan director Amir Musavi’s first Australian work returns to The Blue Room Theatre, sold out in advance at Summer Nights 2022. Experimental, experiential and confronting, Utopia cuts across borders and cultures, repeating difficult events to find a solution… a raw and thrilling expression from a young man watching horrors unfold in his homelands and across the globe.
Stagger into a minefield. See siblings demand the ultimate sacrifice. Marvel as families embark on dangerous journeys to escape a hellish life. Juggle your ethics as points of view shift and change.
Performed by an exciting and diverse ensemble of actors, it’s complex, dark and not for the fainthearted.
“Promising writing, genuine performances, and a striking performance style” – Stage Whispers.
Image by Nicolee Fox
Director, Writer, Performer & Production Designer
Dramaturg, Rehearsal Director, Co-Producer & Performer
Co-Producer & Publicist
Stage Manager & Technician
Shirley Van Sanden
Rhianna Abu Lashin
Marketing and Publicity Assistant