Ishtar in Baghdad
30 August, 2016
The Studio, Level3, Union Building
Student Theatre and Film
A La Trobe Student Theatre and Film production, performed as part of ACTIVATE FESTIVAL 2016.
Written by Rasha Fadhil
Translated by Alyaa A. Naser
Two deities from the Mesopotamian mythology; Ishtar and Tammuz, frustrated by the violations committed by the American troops who invaded Baghdad in 2003, decide to descend to Iraq to help their people, but instead end up captive in Abu-Ghraib. Based on true stories of the violations of USA troops' in Iraq, Ishtar in Baghdad is a blend of past and present when powers of life and death clash in contemporary Iraq.
Rasha Fadhel is an Iraqi author, novelist, journalist, activist and playwright. Fadhel is one of the Iraqi intellecutals who has been raising awareness among national and international venues about the dilemma of Iraqi women during war times.
Ishtar in Baghdad is an international eye-opener running one night only.
August 30 at 6PM
Venue- The Studio, Level 3, Union Building
This is a free event!
For all bookings, please call (03) 9479 1198 to reserve tickets. The Student Theatre and Film Office takes reservations then payment is made at the door on the night of the performance.
Check out the entire Activate Festival program here: https://issuu.com/latrobestudenttheatreandfilm/docs/activate_2016_brochure/1?e=0