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“The Old Man Sem’an” Play

"The Old Man Sem'an" play is based on a Palestinian folk story about an old man who loves his land so much that he becomes so paranoid by children trying to destroy it. He decides to build a high wall around his garden to protect it from children. Unfortunately, Sam'an's garden suffers and his plants and trees start to die.

He tries to find solutions but he fails. The children of the village help him find the magic solution themselves. Does Sem’an accept the children’s solution?

The play discusses the rights of children, protecting the environment, and the relationship between the generations.

The play consists of a mixture of actors with a magical multimedia presentation on a screen.

Director: Mohammad Awwad
Assistant Director: Nicola Zreineh
Multimedia: Mohammad Awwad | Ma’moun Al-Hreimi | Issam Rishmawi
Actors: Nicola Zreineh | Yasmeen Shalaldeh | Rezeq Ibrahim
Text: Mohammad Awwad
Technician: Issam Rishmawi
Accessories: Ayed Arafeh
Music: Selection of International Music | "Yalla Yalla” a song produced by Al-Harah Theater
Production Manager: George Matar
Produced by: Marina Barham – Al-Harah Theater 2006
Funded by: This play was reproduced in 2019 and funded by Sida through The Palestinian Performing Arts Network

 

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