Rubble, written by Suvendrini Lena, portrays the life of a family struggling to maintain their lives and hold on to each other amid the chaos and violence of living in the Gaza Strip. The story of the family is interwoven with poetry written by an unnamed poet who speak of the plight of the people and the land.
The play itself is dense with information and straying even for a second can leave the audience a bit lost. That said, this play is worth your full attention.
The play was read by five actors, reading from scripts on music stands in front of them. Adele Noronha is a wonderfully expressive actor and a pleasure to watch. I must give props to Raresh DiMofte as well. Even though he spoke softly at times and was a bit difficult to hear, he handled the collapse of his music stand in the middle of one of his scenes seamlessly and professionally. Although I noticed it collapse, DiMofte didn’t skip a beat in his performance.
Rubble is a window into a world we sometimes see on the news but rarely get to see through the eyes of the people who matter the most. Rubble gives us an honest portrayal of that life.
~ reviewed by Melody Owen
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