It’s Sami and Adil’s last day as cleaners in a nightclub called Paradise. After fleeing the bloodshed in Iraq, they did everything they could to find a better life in Europe. Now their mother is dying. Without papers, going back can mean losing everything they have worked so hard for. Will they risk their future for a final farewell to their mother?

Sahand and Raphael, are artistic brothers from two opposing tribes that threaten each other with war, Iran and Israel. In this show, they are determined not to speak about their own stories of forced migration and conflict, but to find a common ground by telling a story of someone else. The story of two Kurdish brothers.

In this story of exile and refuge, against a backdrop of internal conflict and biblical references, Raphael Rodan (1980, Israel) and Sahand Sahebdivani (1980, Iran) show a sense of narration that so effectively animated My Father Held a Gun. Through skillful storytelling, they offer a device that plays with clichés and in which fiction feeds on reality.

 


From 12.04 to 23.04
TTO presents the previous show by Raphael and Sahand:

MY FATHER HELD A GUN
Sahand Sahebdivan, Raphael Rodan and Albert Maizel
From Tuesday to Saturday at 20:30 at Théâtre de la Toison d'Or 

Info

  • Language

    EN surtitrage FR

  • Venue

    Salle Jacques Huisman

  • Duration

    70'

Calendar

  • Tuesday
    20:30
  • Wednesday
    20:00
  • Thursday
    20:30
  • Friday
    20:30
  • Saturday
    20:30

Cast

  • Texts
    Raphael Rodan
    Sahand Sahebdivani
    Vasile Nedelcu 


    Performance
    Raphael Rodan
    Sahand Sahebdivani
    Duygu Alkan


    Direction
    Vasile Nedelcu 

    General stage manager
    Aurore Leduc
    Benoît Pelé

    Light operators
    Isabel Scheck

  • Sound operator
    Célia Naver

    Live video & subtitling
    Pier Gallen

    Stage technician
    Thomas Linthoudt

    Inspired by working with
    Tom Radcliffe

    Production
    Storytelling Centre

    Special thanks to
    Dorèndel Overmars, Irina Koriazova, Julie Peters, Mirko Lazović, Arjen Barel, R. Rasheed