A brand new Australian play based on the novel by Randa Abdel-Fattah will make its premiere this coming week thanks to the award winning theatre company for young people, Monkey Baa.
Written and directed by Monkey Baa Creative Director Eva Di Cesare (Diary of a Wombat) and developed after an extensive engagement program with school students, educators and members of the Palestinian community, Where the Streets Had a Name will explore themes of occupation, displacement, family and friendship.
The play will introduce audiences to Hayaat, a thirteen-year-old girl on a mission. Hayaat believes a handful of soil from her family’s ancestral home in Jerusalem will save her beloved grandmother’s life. But standing between her and her goal is the impenetrable wall that divides the West Bank.