This is an amateur production presented by Hall Grove School.
An original issue-based, multi-media drama which explores the plight of refugees in war. Written by the author of the much acclaimed musical, ‘Lenutza.’
A family is caught up in a war-zone and flees by night. A small child called Therese is taken by an officer from the bodies of her parents who have been shot dead in the hills. Unaware of her past and never truly feeling that she belongs, Therese is raised by the officer and his wife. It isn’t until she starts at University where she falls in love with Juan, the leader of a student group opposed to the authoritarian regime, that she discovers her true identity and that she has two brothers.
A tragic finale prevails for the doomed lovers when Juan is shot dead by Therese’s father, Joseph Petrovic. Hope, love and strength, however, is the underlying theme throughout and the young people are determined to change their country’s future for the better.
Although this story is fictitious, much of the script is based on real-life accounts from charity workers, U.N. soldiers, orphans and refugees. The long term displacement and the consequences that can face a family torn apart by war is the underlying theme for this powerful and poignant musical.
Camberley Theatre provides ticketing services for this production.