Presented by Western Edge and the Bowery Theatre, as part of the NEIGHBOURHOOD Festival
So sayeth the king
So it must be done
Beloved brother buried
Disowned forgotten son
Two brothers who couldn’t be more different, kill each other in a moment that can never be undone, setting off a butterfly effect that explodes through a Samoan family in Australia. Lele is a story of family, honour and standing up when no one else will. It is an unapologetic exploration of the immigrant experience in Australia, and how our aiga survive and thrive in between worlds.
Lele is part Samoan siva, part drill rap concert, part love letter to the motherland and all parts a fierce reckoning of tradition, identity and our reality as immigrants in Australia. Co-created by Michael Logo, Chanella Macri and Rexson Pelman and brought to life by an ensemble of six Samoan performers, Lele is a re-adaptation of Lele, Butterfly - a 2018 Western Edge production from Footscray Edge who adapted Sophocles’ Antigone.
Samoae, usi le maimoa ma le tou silasila
Show dates and times:
Thursday 24 November – Opening Night – 7pm
Friday 25 November – 7pm
Saturday 26 November – 2pm and 7pm
AUSLAN Interpreted Performance on Saturday 26 November at 2pm - please contact email@example.com with your access requirements for that show.
Content warning: references and/or depictions of domestic violence, death and suicide; coarse language.
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