An Epic Story Of Displacement, Loss And Adapting To Different Worlds
Wednesday, 23 Feb 2022Poignant, powerful and bubbling with humour, Amphibian is a sparkling drama that brings one of the most urgent issues of our time roaring onto the stage.
Based on the real-life testimonies of refugees, Amphibian sees past, present and dreams collide through the eyes of two young people.
The two main characters, Hassan and Chloe, are accused of stealing money while feeding the class axolotl and have been sent outside to work out who is responsible. The pair discover they have something in common and forge an unlikely connection, building an understanding of each other’s backgrounds and motivations. As their personal histories are revealed, Chloe hears the incredible first-hand account of an Afghan boy who’s travelled alone, thousands of kilometres across land and sea, for a better life.
Writer Duncan Graham said, "Amphibian is a nod to the ability to adapt to surroundings, or metamorphose, as many amphibian creatures have the ability to do. It also relates to the journey that Hassan and many refugees make, which involves travel mostly over land and water.”
Amphibian is an important work that could help start difficult but important conversations about the global refugee crisis and is an absolute must-see. Although the subject matter is serious this play is also funny and the audience is thankful for the comic relief.
Acting Manager of Griffith Regional Theatre, Marg Andreazza, said “Amphibian was rescheduled from last year and we are really looking forward to finally having this great play on our stage. It is recommended for young and old and we are pleased some school groups are coming to see it - it should spark some important conversations in the classroom.”
Amphibian, at Griffith Regional Theatre on Tuesday 1 March, is a Windmill Theatre Company production and is recommended for ages 12 and over. Theatre members can bring a friend for free, and tickets can be purchased from the Box Office, by calling 6962 8444 or visiting www.griffithregionaltheatre.com.au
A Windmill Theatre Company Production. Amphibian has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
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