Season Theatre
Lara Week, LA MAMA & Critical Stages Touring

THEM

by Samah Sabawi

Friday 12 - Saturday 13 August | 12pm & 8pm

In a city at war, five young people count down the days before a boat sets sail for a safer place. Who will leave, who will stay, and what will their choices cost them?

THEM tells the story of one young family as they face the decision whether to flee their war-torn city. Omar, Leila and their young child are counting down the days. Their friends enjoy fantasies of escape and the arrival of Omar’s sister brings a real chance to get out – but at what cost?

Developed in consultation with people living in conflict zones and displaced by war, the play was first supported by Melbourne Theatre Company’s Cybec Electric program before enjoying a sell-out extended season at the famed La Mama Theatre.

With unexpected tenderness, laughter, and song, THEM takes audiences into extraordinary circumstances to reveal our shared humanity in the ordinary moments that shape our lives.

What else is on offer?

  • Post-show Q&A with the cast and creative team
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Running Time

Approx. 1 hr 20 mins

Recommended For

Ages 14+

Ticket Price

$45 - $65

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A drama dappled with humanity and humour amid the horrors of war...The inextinguishable spirit of laughter, of the music of life in the face of desolation, is crucial to both the play’s poignancy and appeal.

Sydney Morning Herald

In a city at war, five young people count down the days before a boat sets sail for a safer place. Who will leave, who will stay, and what will their choices cost them?

THEM tells the story of one young family as they face the decision whether to flee their war-torn city. Omar, Leila and their young child are counting down the days. Their friends enjoy fantasies of escape and the arrival of Omar’s sister brings a real chance to get out – but at what cost?

Developed in consultation with people living in conflict zones and displaced by war, the play was first supported by Melbourne Theatre Company’s Cybec Electric program before enjoying a sell-out extended season at the famed La Mama Theatre.

With unexpected tenderness, laughter, and song, THEM takes audiences into extraordinary circumstances to reveal our shared humanity in the ordinary moments that shape our lives.

What else is on offer?

  • Post-show Q&A with the cast and creative team
    Check back in 2022 for more details
Location

Studio

Running Time

Approx. 1 hr 20 mins (no interval)

Schedule of Shows
  • Friday 12 August, 12pm
  • Friday 12 August, 8pm
  • Saturday 13 August, 8pm
Prices
  • Member/Group 8+/U30: $60
  • Adult: $65
  • Concession: $62.50
  • Child: $45

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    Encore Dining
    • Pre-show Dinner (8pm performances only)

    Two Course: $52
    Two Course (Member): $49 
    Three Course: $65 
    Three Course (Member): $60

    Cast & Credits

    Director Bagryana Popov
    Producer, Set and Costume Design Lara Week
    Lighting Design Shane Grant
    Sound Design Elissa Goodrich
    Prop Maker Lara Chamas
    Production and Stage Manager Hayley Fox
    Touring Production Manager Shane Grant
    Cast Taj Aldeeb, Nahed Elrayes, Claudia Greenstone, Sahil Saluja, Osamah Sami, Mehran Tajbakhsh

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      Ticket Refunds, Exchanges and Right of Refusal

      The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre abides by the Live Performance Australia, Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment in Australia. Tickets for a future performance can usually be exchanged for another performance of that show, subject to availability and payment of any ticket price difference. Management has the right to refuse any ticket exchanges. Refunds are generally not available except under exceptional circumstances outlined in the Live Performance Australia Code of Practice for Ticketing. Click here for the Code.

      ⇒ Further Terms & Conditions for Refunds & Exchanges related to COVID-19 may apply, read them here.

      Discounts

      BABES IN ARMS
      Babies are not generally admitted into shows other than those targeted at children 2-8 yrs. In this case, children under 2 and with an adult will be admitted for free in most cases accordingly. Babes in arms count toward the venue seating capacity under COVID-19 restrictions and must be declared when booking. Please check show page for special conditions that may apply. 

      CHILDREN
      We love kids here at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre! When available children aged from 2-18 years can access kids’ discounts. Please check show page for special conditions that may apply.

      STUDENTS
      If you’re currently studying full time and older than 12 years you’re entitled to our student discount rate. Just remember, the Box Office will ask for proof of full-time study. From time to time, we have other special deals for students so keep a look out for advertising or ask at the Box Office for more details. 

      PENSIONER CONCESSION AND SENIORS’ CARD HOLDERS
      Discounted prices are available for selected shows for Pensioner Concession Card holders and Seniors’ Card holders. 

      CONCESSION DISCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN’S SHOWS
      For children’s shows where there is a Student Group price, the concession price only applies to Pensioners and Seniors, a single student/child must pay the regular price. Proof of entitlement must be included when booking and may be requested prior to admission.

      UNDER 30 TICKETS
      Discounted prices are available for some performances. Refer to the event page on this website for pricing if offered. Tickets are not available online and can only be purchased in person with presentation of identification.

      Rights of Entry

      COVID-19 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

      The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre is registered as a COVIDSafe venue and requires all patrons to adhere to the related conditions of entry outlined here.

      GENERAL RIGHTS OF ENTRY

      LATECOMERS
      If you arrive late, and the show has already started, there is every chance, depending on the show, that you will be refused entry or you might not be able to go in until there is a break in the program, such as intermission. 

      CAMERAS AND RECORDING EQUIPMENT
      Due to copyright requirements and to ensure an enjoyable experience for all patrons, cameras and recording equipment are not permitted in the Studio and Auditorium. 

      MOBILE PHONES
      Out of consideration to the artists and fellow patrons, please switch mobile phones, audible paging devices and alarm watches off while in the Studio and Auditorium. 

      STANDING IN SEATS
      Anyone who has purchased a seat should be considerate of other people. Please don’t stand in your seat - the person behind you can’t see. If you continue to stand up after you have been asked to sit, you may be asked to leave the theatre by security. 

      ZERO TOLERANCE
      Be responsible and we can all have fun. Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre has a zero tolerance when it comes to the use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol. Anyone who we believe is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be asked to leave the Centre or be subject to police action.

      SMOKING
      Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre or within 10 metres of the building. 

      DRESS CODE
      Remember… be cool but be tidy. Anyone who visits the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre dressed in bare feet, dirty clothes, inappropriate or offensive clothing will not be let in. We also can’t let you wear fashion hats, hoods, caps or headgear (excluding religious garments) into our theatres.