‘Alex and Eliza’ – a new stage production exploring the depths of separation, isolation and loss in a tale of nostalgia and family – is heading to the illustrious ARC in Stockton this summer in what is set to be a highly-anticipated series of performances over the course of two days late this June.
The production is written and directed by Teesside-based theatre maker and ARC, Stockton artistic associate Umar Butt, who is most notably known for his work on such productions as ‘The Department of Distractions’, ‘My Name Is’ and ‘How to Make a Killing in Bollywood’.
After living through the death and destruction of the 1947 partition between India and Pakistan, the play’s primary protagonist, Zubair’s grandmother, is subject to a rather melancholy lifestyle and is, like everyone else’s grandmother, old, wrinkly and slow in speech and speed. Nothing out of the ordinary – until that is, she gets on a plane to visit Zubair seven seas afar.
“The production is written and directed by Teesside-based theatre maker and ARC, Stockton artistic associate, Umar Butt”
Following in the footsteps of several ARC performances, Alex and Eliza is priced on a generous Pay What You Decide scheme, providing the audience with the opportunity to pay after the curtain call.
The innovative scheme established at ARC, Stockton hopes to encourage a wider range of audience members, aiming to provoke an increase in theatre-goers at the venue. ARC’s decision to implement the scheme is a demonstration of their passion for the theatre and respect for their loyal theatre patrons.
‘Alex and Eliza’ will play at ARC, Stockton on Tuesday 19th June at 19:00 and Wednesday 20th June at 14:00 and 19:00 – lasting approximately one hour. In order to book tickets and to find more information about the production, please head to arconline.co.uk now.