Produced by Theatre Mada and presented by Theatre Passe Muraille, Suitcase/Adrenaline is two one-act plays performed as a double-bill. Written by Ahmad Meree and directed by Majdi Bou-Matar, both plays offer whimsical, poignant explorations of the Syrian refugee experience. Together, they invite the audience to meditate on the fraught notion of home and the emotional cost of a better life. They are presented in Arabic with English subtitles.
Suitcase, performed by Meree and Nada Abusaleh as a husband and wife who, having escaped war-torn Syria, are trying to figure out who they are and what their life is to be. Isolated in a new country, with brutal memories of the home they’ve left behind, they re-live their trauma and reveal long-festering, painful secrets.