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Anon(ymous)

Wed 1st – Sat 11th Aug 2012

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“Using Homer’s epic tale as inspiration, Iizuka reimagines the story through the eyes of a teenage refugee”

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Pepperdine University

SUMMARY

Pepperdine University returns to the Fringe with the UK premiere of Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka, a modern retelling of Homer’s The Odyssey. Using Homer’s epic tale as inspiration, Iizuka reimagines the story through the eyes of a teenage refugee, highlighting the struggle that thousands of fleeing immigrants confront when seeking asylum: abuse, neglect and exploitation. This timely story highlights the vibrant and ongoing social and cultural conversations which are taking place in both Scotland and the US on issues of immigration and asylum.

With a goddess as Anon’s guide, he travels from pristine sandy beaches to violent butcher shops and many dangerous places in between, as he fights to come to terms with his past and give hope to his future. Featuring original vocal arrangements of traditional Southeast Asian folk songs, the company gives voice to victims of oppression all over the world.

Playwright Naomi Iizuka’s works have been produced at the John F Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Public Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville and by Anne Bogart’s SITI Company. Anon(ymous) was originally commissioned and produced by the Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States in April of 2006. She is a member of New Dramatists and has received several prestigious awards.

Admission: £9.50(£6.50)

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