Adam has everything under control. As each day passes and he knows what to expect: Casual sex when he wants it, his traditional Lebanese parents wrapped around his finger and the only person he can be his true self with, his cousin Claire, always right by his side. He has a grip on everything and is content.

Until Claire suddenly announces her engagement to a man abroad in Lebanon.

With this one decision their truce is shaken, and little by little Adam begins to lose his grip. Sex isn’t getting him high anymore and his parents start asking questions he hasn’t prepared answers to. His private world and cultural expectations finally clash and the lies that used to keep his life together won’t work for him any longer.

Presented by Brave New Word Theatre Company.


Violette Ayad
Kate Bookallil
Simon Elrahi
Deborah Galanos
Mansoor Noor


Producers Luke Holmes and Joy Minter
Writer James Elazzi
Director Anna Jahjah
Assistant Director Antony Makhlouf
Set and Costume Olivia Auday
Lighting Designer Sophie Pekbilimli
Stage Manager Sophie Dixon
Marketing Margaret Thanos

Performance Times

Tuesday 13 July, 6.45pm (Preview)
Wednesday 14 July, 6.45pm (Preview)
Thursday 15 July, 7.45pm (Opening Night)
Friday 16 July, 7.45pm
Saturday 17 July, 7.45pm
Tuesday 20 July, 6.45pm
Wednesday 21 July, 6.45pm
Thursday 22 July, 7.45pm
Friday 23 July, 7.45pm
Saturday 24 July, 2.15pm & 7.45pm
Sunday 25 July, 5.15pm
Tuesday 27 July, 6.45pm
Wednesday 28 July, 6.45pm
Thursday 29, July 7.45pm
Friday 30 July, 7.45pm
Saturday 31 July, 7.45pm


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Preview tickets are $20.
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What is 25A?

This show is part of 25A.

It has been made by independent and emerging artists.
They have produced and marketed it themselves.
They get 100% of the box office and the theatre for free.
Their task is to make a show for less than $1500.

Thanks for supporting the artists of the future.

Running Time and Content Warnings

Approximate running times of each production are uploaded to the production page as soon as that information becomes available. During the rehearsal period running times are liable to change given the extensive workshopping and development each production undergoes before it reaches the stage.

Content warnings will also be uploaded to each production page as they are advised.

Should you wish to speak to speak to a member of staff regarding running times, content warnings or any other show related queries, our box office can be contacted on 02 9699 3444.