Looking deep into the heart of Sydney and its surrounds,Jump for Jordan unpacks the experience common to countless second-generation Australians, of being caught between two cultures.
Aspiring archaeologist Lola left home when she was only 20, much to the shame of her traditional Jordanian mother. Six years later, losing sleep, and petrified of the judgement of her visiting ‘mad Arab’ Aunty Azza, Lola is forced to lie about her life, her career and the existence of her Aussie partner. Worst of allis the fear that she’s also lying to herself.
Transfering directly from a season at Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney’s acclaimed new-writing theatre, Donna Abela’s Jump for Jordan took out the coveted Griffin Award in 2013, wowing the judges with its vitality and ambition. Sifting through shifting layers of past and present, farce and fantasy,Jump for Jordan is one woman’s mad, messy excavation of her own history, and her attempt to piece together the broken bits of her identity.
Recommended for ages 14+.
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