Arafat in Therapy for Sydney

May 24, 2013 by Geoff Sirmai
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Lawyer by day, actor by night, Jeremie Bracka will bring his hilarious hit one-man political comedy Arafat in Therapy to Sydney for four shows in July.

Jeremie Bracka

Jeremie Bracka

The Sydney shows follow a sell-out season and rave reviews at Theatre Works, Melbourne in 2011 – and a repeat season this June at Chapel Off Chapel.

Directed by Pip Mushin (Strictly Ballroom) and with music by Tomi Kalinski (former Musical Director to Dame Edna), the show parodies the Middle-East peace process through farce, mockumentary and ‘autobiographical’ monologue.

A satirical tour-de-force, Arafat in Therapy is also a journey through Jeremie’s real-life experiences as a human rights lawyer in Israel and at the United Nations!  Showcasing more than 20 different characters, this is a-fast paced one-man piss-take on the Middle-East. From U.N. resolutions to CNN, Arafat sends up politicians, peacemakers and human rights campaigners across the political spectrum.

It’s also touring to Auckland, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem later this year.

Jeremie Bracka trained at the National Theatre School of Performing Arts (Melbourne). Over the last decade, he has portrayed a dazzling array of original characters in his hit one-man comedies: 
Lox, Shmocks and Two Smoking Salmons (2005) and Enough About Me…Let’s Talk About Jew! (a hit at New York’s Fringe Festival 2007). Jeremie has since delighted thousands of theatre-goers in major arts festivals in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Auckland and New York.

Come and join Jeremie and Arafat in Therapy.  It may not bring peace to the Middle East… but you’ll be jumping for Jihad with laughs!

JEREMIE BRACKA is ARAFAT IN THERAPY
Directed by Pip Mushin, Music by Tomi Kalinski
Wed 10, Thu 11, Sat 13, Sun 14 July at 8pm (NB no Friday show)
Parade Theatres, NIDA, 215 Anzac Parade Kensington
Tickets $35   Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au

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