The Hundred We Are at the Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick
Hobo Theatre in Association with The Yard Theatre presents The Hundred We Are by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, translated by Frank Perry, at the Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, east London from 14 October to 8 November 2014.
Directed by Jamie Harper, this has been described as a "fast paced production" and "a playful and provocative trip through an unpredictable world that is fun and fragmented, dazzling and dangerous; a world where everything is possible and nothing is permanent". It features design by Florence McHugh, lighting design by Joshua Pharo and choreography by Imogen Knight.
The Hundred We Are follows a young radical, a middle-aged housewife and an old sage as they battle to make sense of their lives through memory, imagination and fantasy. Did they travel the globe or stay at home? Did they write revolutionary poetry or study dental hygiene? Did they bring down the system or accept the status quo?
Jonas Hassen Khemiri is a Swedish playwright and author. The Hundred We Are won the Hedda Prize for Best New Play in 2010. In 2011 Invasion! premièred in New York and Khemiri was awarded a Village Voice Obie Award for playwriting. Frank Perry has translated the work of many of Sweden’s leading contemporary playwrights and poets, including Stig Larsson, Henning Mankell, Niklas Rådström, Katarina Frostenson, Eva Runefelt, and Lars Norén.
Hobo Theatre were formed in 2012 and aim to produce a wide range of theatre projects in unconventional spaces, telling stories with an international perspective about wanderers, adventurers and people lost at the margins.