Playwright note: James Elazzi

December 11, 2019

I’ve always believed that our choices and actions can often be direct consequences of the expectations that are placed on us by our families and cultural communities. My hope with Lady Tabouli is to explore what can happen to unconditional love when it’s pushed to the limit. Because choice has consequences.

It’s a big day for Danny and his sister Josephine. For the whole family. A roller-coaster of emotions and to-do lists. Amidst the chaos of it all, I’m interested in interrogating what comes to the surface, and what is lost, when we shake up our cultural fabric.

In writing ‘Lady Tabouli’, my hope is to retain the beautiful complexities of my Lebanese Australian culture. Belonging, loss, fear and imminent rejection are all a part of the complicated kaleidoscope. Is it really about the sugared almonds?

9 – 18 JAN 2020