Our production of TIDELINE was supposed to open on 26th March @ Old 505 Theatre. The theatre has decided to stay open but we have chosen to cancel our production anyway. As producers and artists, we feel we have a role to play to ensure our cast, crew and audience stay safe. The government has not taken any further action to protect us, so we feel we have to do it ourselves. Was it a hard decision to make? No, it was the only one to make. Will we lose money? Hell yeah! But 4 of us have survived a war in Lebanon or in Syria. We know what resilience means. And we will be back, people, we will be back…
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE – EXCLUSIVE TO OLD 505 THEATRE
“A Kafkaesque odyssey” Variety
After the unexpected death of a father he hardly knew, Wilfrid decides to bury the body in his father’s homeland. He is helped in his quest by a movie director and one of King Arthur’s knights, both farcical versions of Wilfrid’s own psyche. Along the way, he acquires friends all of whom dream of a better life and when confronted by a war-torn country, Wilfrid finds an additional corpse is one too many. Only if he makes it to the Tideline, will he be able to bury his father.
Following the critically acclaimed Scorched, the epic Tideline is the second play of award winning Lebanese-Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad to hit the Australian stage.
“A magical night. A triumph!” Le Figaro, France.
“Not to be missed” L’Orient-Le Jour, Lebanon
Directed by Anna Jahjah With Isabel Cendon Jordan, Lucas Connolly, Nidal Hamadi, Kirsty Jordan, Cassady Maddox, Antony Makhlouf, Antoine Razouk, Adeeb Razzouk and Gerry Sont
PERFORMANCE DATES: 24 March – 5 April 2020
TIMES: Tuesday to Saturday 7.30 pm – Sunday 6.30 pm
LOCATION: Old 505 Theatre / Level 1, 5 Eliza St, Newtown, NSW
TICKETS ON SALE: $45 Premium Adults / $40 Adults / $30 Concession, Industry & Under 30 / ‘Pay What You Want’ Previews on 24 & 25 March
Isabel Cendon Jordan, Lucas Connolly, Nidal Hamadi, Kirsty Jordan, Cassady Maddox, Antony Makhlouf, Antoine Razouk, Adeeb Razzouk and Gerry Sont
Director: Anna Jahjah
Assistant Director: Isabel Cendon Jordan
Production Assistants: Pauline Evans and Marie Moury
Lighting Designer: Larry Kelly
Costume Designer: Olivia Auday
Set Designers: Anna Jahjah and Yvonne Hocothee
Additional Translator: Danielle Dona
Production Photographer: Mansoor Noor