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Sour Lips by Omar El-Khairy

By Omar El-Khairy.

On Monday, at approximately 18:00 Damascus time, Amina was walking near Fares Al-Khouri Street.  According to an eyewitness, Amina was bustled into a red Dacia Logan with a bumper sticker of Basel Assad. Amina’s present location is still unknown.

  • Thu 31 May – Sat 2 Jun, 9:00pm

Venue: Upstairs

Please note that, regrettably, the upstairs theatre is not currently accessible for wheelchair users.

Co-directed by Carissa Hope Lynch & Tanya Singh

On Monday, at approximately 18:00 Damascus time, Amina was walking near Fares Al-Khouri Street. She had gone to meet an activist involved in the Local Coordinating Committee. Amina had apparently identified the person she was to meet when three armed men seized her.

According to an eyewitness, Amina was bustled into a red Dacia Logan with a bumper sticker of Basel Assad. The men are assumed to be members of the Ba’ath Party militia or one of the security services. Her father is desperately trying to find out where she is and who has taken her.

Amina’s present location is still unknown.

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  • Thu 31 May – Sat 2 Jun, 8:00pm

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Sour Lips is an Ovalhouse Counter-Culture Commission.

Inspired by Ovalhouse's history of radical and activist performance, these seed commissions investigate what counter-culture could mean today. Is it possible to be an outsider in a society priding itself on inclusivity? Who gets to be counter-cultural? And who gets to decide?

This mini-season of works-in-progress marks the beginning of an exploration that will grow into a Counter-Culture season sometime in 2013.

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