“With this small pencil
I will draw the word
I will write the world.”
Den internationellt prisbelönade föreställningen Taha får Sverigepremiär när den gästar Folkteatern som en del av sin världsturné. Den palestinske dramatikern, regissören och skådespelaren Amer Hlehel har skrivit ett flertal rosade pjäser. Taha är baserad på historien om den hyllade palestinske poeten Taha Muhammad Ali.
Performed in English
An Award winning lyrical story of the life of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali, written and performed by Amer Hlehel. Translated and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi.
Taha Muhammad Ali is the beautiful optimistic picture of the Palestinian people – of all of us. In his beloved verses, Taha documents hopeful survival after 50 years of loss – loss of his home, his lover, his friends and his shop in Saffuriyeh in Galilee. Based on Adina Hoffman's book My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness and based on the poet’s works, writer-performer Amer Hlehel has created a tour de force solo performance interweaving Taha’s singular and exquisite poetry with his compelling life journey.
“Best Production Award” Asian Arts Award. Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017
“Rich, vivid… acutely moving. Simply beautiful.” The Times
“An inspiring piece, delicate, deeply affecting. Warmly recommended” The Independent
“Pure poetry blossoms in deceptively simple show” The Evening Standard
“Amer Hlehel’s Taha is a dramatic & lyrical tour de force. Hlehel’s epic account of Taha Mohammed Ali’s coming of age and coming to poetry against all odds is a delight for the mind and nourishment for the heart.” Ayad Akhtar, vinnare av Pulitzerpriset 2013