The Shoemaker’s Son by Amira Abdel-Malek

We are excited to bring you this delightful Second Stage presentation.
Please note that this show is NOT part of our 4-show subscription season. If you are a subscriber, your subscription admission is NOT applicable to this show.

 What happens when you assemble the real-life experiences of a former refugee, who left Egypt in the 1970s, from the perspective of his daughter, a Mixed kid who came of age in the pre-and-post 9/11 era? What happens when you take their stories, add some whimsy from the 1001 Nights, and infuse them with a bit of good old post-structuralist theory? Now put all this into a blender, together with a dash of the absurd, a pinch of melodrama, some light, shadow, a projectors of course, and what do you get? Well, you get the zany, hyper-world of The Shoe Maker’s Son. Using a variety of performance techniques including story-telling and object puppetry, Amira brings to life this heart-warming tale of her father’s migration from Egypt in the 1970’s.

Performed by Amira Abdel-Malek
Directed by Timothy Gosley
Musical development by Douglas Hensley
Accompanying music by Tim Personn (of the band Grimwood)

Illustrations by Sophie Fuldauer
Digital art service by Cinevolution

Click here to view online program

Amira Abdel-Malek is a graduate of UVic’s School of Child and Youth Care’s Master’s program with past experience in community and applied theatre. While raising her daughter Shireen she has been developing The Shoe Maker’s Son during a micro-residency with Intrepid and Puente Theatres. 

To reserve and pay online, click on your desired date/time below.

June 1 – 8pm
June 2 – 8pm
June 3 – 2pm
June 3 – 8pm
June 4 – 2pm

Reservations and Ticket Sales
Ticket Prices: $10 for everyone

You can reserve directly through THEATRE INCONNU without prepayment:
by phone:  (250) 360-0234 
by email: CLICK HERE
If you have reserved by phone or email, you will pay when you come to see the show. Payment onsite can be: cash, cheque, credit card, or debit.

For more detailed ticket purchase information CLICK HERE.

The show is about 50 minutes long, with no intermission.

Theatre Inconnu is located in the Paul Phillips Hall at 1923 Fernwood Road (across the street from the Belfry Theatre).

We are wheelchair accessible – but you need to contact us beforehand so we can make accommodation.

In photo: Tim Personn & Amira Abdel-Malek

Theatre Inconnu is located on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen peoples, also known as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.