|The Laden Table|
The independent theatre company known for taking daring risks, bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company, will kick off their 2017 season with a powerful world-premiere, The Laden Table, written and developed by a collective of Jewish, Muslim and Christian women in response to ‘dinner table racism’.
Conceived in consultation with culturally diverse local communities, The Laden Table will explore heartfelt, funny and deeply moving stories that will challenge stereotypes and showcase the commonalities shared between cultures.
The Laden Table tells the story of two Australian families, one Jewish and one Muslim, both celebrating an important religious feast day – Yom Kippur and Eid respectively. With three generations gathered around the table, they talk, laugh, tell stories, argue and pray.
The grandparents have survived the Holocaust and the Nakba, the parents are moving forward in a new country while trying to honour the values of their cultures, and the children are overcoming old prejudices in the hope for a better future. By the end of the evening, a secret that both families share will be exposed, changing their lives forever.
Making up the cast of The Laden Table will be twelve of Sydney’s most in-demand performers from culturally diverse backgrounds including Mansoor Noor (Beirut Adrenalin), Monroe Riemers (Coup D’Etat) and Suz Mawer (Meana). The cast also features Jessica Patterson (Black Swan’s Girl Shut Your Mouth)