BOY WITH A SUITCASE by Mike Kenny
DIRECTED BY: MICHALIS SIONAS
Macedonia - Thrace Unit
Little Naz lives in a Middle Eastern country. War breaks out and his family is forced to flee. However, there isn’t enough money for everyone to leave and Naz’s parents send him to his brother to London alone. Naz imagines that he is Sinbad the Sailor crossing deserts, mountains and seas with Krysia as his only source of company. Krysia is a girl, who is also going to London. In his suitcase, Naz carried with him the stories that his grandfather would tell him.
The multi-award winning British playwright Mike Kenny touches upon a highly topical issue. The performance directed by Michalis Sionas aims to raise young spectators’ awareness regarding the big refugee issue and the issue of forced migration. The production is staged in North Greece’s cities and villages. It is the first time that a performance for children forms part of the Macedonia-Thrace Unit.