Unifaun Theatre Productions, in collaboration with Spazzju Kreattiv, will be presenting Anders Lustagarten’s powerful play, Lampedusa, which has been translated into Maltese by Immanuel Mifsud.
Performances in English will take place on the 13th, 14th, 18th, 20th, 26th and 28th February, while performances in Maltese will happen on the 19th, 21st, 25th and 27th February at St James Cavalier. An audience and discussion with Anders Lustagarten will follow the performances on the 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th February.
In its overseas premiere, the powerful play Lampedusa contrasts the lives of a fisherman retrieving the bodies of refugees drowned at sea with a Syrian woman facing daily prejudice in the UK.
Through two interwoven monologues, Stefano (Mikhail Basmadjian) narrates his terrifying yet real stories. In the bleakest corners of the UK, Denise (Pia Zammit) collects pay day loans, witnessing crippling hardship and a barrage of complaints about immigration. The piece is directed by Herman Grech.
Anders Lustagarten’s powerful story puts us behind the headlines of two strangers finding hope and connection where they least expect it. Set in Lampedusa and the UK, the storyline echoes the sentiments felt in Malta and beyond.