Thu 9 Jan at 7.45pm (preview)
Fri 10 Jan at 7.45pm (preview)
Sat 11 Jan at 7.45pm
Tue 14 Jan at 7.45pm*
Wed 15 Jan at 7.45pm
Thu 16 Jan at 7.45pm**
Fri 17 Jan at 7.45pm
Sat 18 Jan at 2.30pm***
Sat 18 Jan at 7.45pm
* Followed by a 45 minute Q&A hosted by Patrick Abboud
** Audio described performance
*** Followed by Q&A
James Elazzi‘s piercing and deliciously funny-until-it’s-not play is an unflinching examination of culture clash in contemporary Australia, and
Lebanese-Australian Danny yearns to live his best life, but acceptance seems impossible from his conservative family. It's the day of his nephew's baptism and Danny is godfather. Living back home with his religious Lebanese mother, he’s thrown into the maelstrom of preparations and high emotions (God forbid this christening comes second to the Boustanis’…).
The family can’t afford to lose face, especially with Danny recently and mysteriously calling off his engagement. But secrets will come out, and among the sugared almonds and balloon deliveries, Danny discovers the true colours of those closest to him. Where do you turn when the people you love refuse to accept the truth?
Want to read the script? Visit Australian Plays to read the script during January.
Co-presented by Sydney Festival
Lady Tabouli was developed with the support of Green Door Theatre Company, Apocalypse Theatre, Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta and through Playwriting Australia's National Script Workshop.
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