War Whores

War Whores

War Whores tells the story of two rival soldiers, trapped in a demilitarized zone whilst an imprisoned kid is being held by one of them. After years of indoctrination to hate and fear from each other they have no other way but talking and listening. Gradually we learn the background for this disturbing situation by watching the two soldiers negotiate over the kid’s head ‘hiding’ behind their guns. The soldiers wait to be rescued by their armies but instead they are being manipulated by external forces represented by five characters: A Voice of a girl on the radio, The Whore, The Ambassador, The Reporter and The mother of the stabbed soldier.

It is a provocative yet poetic account of a vicious war based on real testimonials by Israelis and Palestinians. Without using any literal names or places, the play enables the audience to have a meaningful experience communicated using allegory to sooth the condensed and dramatic nature of the play. Performed by seven international actors, the characters remain anonymous while they are named after the role they play on stage. This is in order to represent their actions as universal.

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By:
Or Ben-Ezra, From Hebrew: Chen Zausmer, Iffy Mizrahy, Zohar Ben-Ezra
Director:
Or Ben-Ezra
Cast list:
Avi Tidhar, Oliver Hawick, Luke Hearfield, Liraz Chamami, Nigel Langley, Hattie Seaton, Madison Clare, Rosaline Elbay
War Whores Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Tuesday, 14 March, 2017
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 14 March, 2017
Available from: 
Wednesday, 20 September, 2017
Closes: 
Sunday, 26 March, 2017
Booking to: 
Sunday, 26 March, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7.00pm
Wednesday-7.00pm
Thursday-7.00pm
Friday-7.00pm
Saturday-7.00pm
Sunday-7.00pm

Courtyard Theatre

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The Courtyard, Bowling Green Walk, 40 Pitfield Street, N1 6EU
Venue Box Office:
0844 477 1000
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