In Palestine, when somebody dies as a direct result of the struggle, they make a poster with the picture of the martyr and hang it on the walls.
Abou Salem prints those posters and one day he finds he must print the poster of his only son, Salem.
The Poster is a close personal look at the consequences on both sides of the bullet in the Israel/Palestinian conflict.
L’Affiche, the original French version of the play, was a finalist for the 2009 Grand prix de la dramaturgie (France), and was also named Play of the Year by the AQCT (Association québécoise des critiques de théâtre). Teesri Duniya Theatre launches its 2011-2012 season with English language premiere of The Poster, the award winning play by Philippe Ducros, with translation by Shelley Tepperman directed by Arianna Bardesono. “Compelling, challenging, and thought-provoking, this play is a deeply personal look at life on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” says Rahul Varma Artistic Director of Teesri Duniya Theatre. In announcing the cast and creative team, Rahul explained that he was much intrigued by this play when he first saw the original production, L’Affiche in Montreal in 2009. “Our mandate is to present the best of original theatre that will provoke and inspire debate while providing opportunities for culturally diverse artists.”
Preview: Thursday November 17, 2011 8 pm (all tickets are $10)
Opening Night: Friday November 18 – 8 pm
Tuesday to Saturday – 8 pm (talkback session following Tuesday night performances)
All Sundays – 2 pm (with post performance panel discussions)
Closing Performance – Sunday December 4, 2011
Regular Tickets: $20/Adults;
Group Rate: $14/Adult (6 or more) and $8/Student (6 or more)
Special Promotions: Preview Night, November 17th
– All tickets are $10.00
November 19 and 22: Special 2 for 1
Sunday, November 20: Pay-what-you-can