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From the Mountains to the Sea: Family stories from Palestine spanning 150 years

  • Arts Court Theatre 2 Daly Avenue Ottawa, ON, K1N 9M7 Canada (map)

The story of an honour killing of a sixteen-year old shepherdess in the Hebron Hills spans 70 years and finds a connection with a four-year-old boy (father of the storyteller Sarah Abusarar). A poetic tribute to an ancient land and its people, the shepherdess’ story opens the way into a collection of tales told by that father. His childhood stories about growing up in Palestine at the start of the occupation are stories of child poverty, childhood resistance, and refugees. “While my mother told me fairy tales, my father told me real life stories that also contained kings, brave young men, and monsters.” 

$18 Students/Seniors, $22 Regular
Tickets available at online (Eventbrite), or at the door.

Presented as a part of the 2018/19 Ottawa StoryTellers Signature Series.


Sarah Abusarar

Earlier Event: March 7
Story Swap
Later Event: April 4
Story Swap