BESA

BESA

It is 1943, and the Albanian population, in an extraordinary act, refuse to comply with the German occupation's orders to turn over Jews who have fled there for safety. What is more, many of these Albanians are Muslim. The assistance afforded to the Jews was grounded in BESA, a code of honor, which still today serves as the highest ethical code of the century.

In this 60 minute play, we join an Albanian family who hosts two Jews fleeing from neighboring Greece. Witnessing the extent to which BESA influences their choices, the everyday struggles of a family, and the boundless relationship between Albanian Muslim and Jews, we are reminded in this story how politics usurps honor in the 21st century, and migration is not a luxury, but a necessity to survive.

 

 

Content warnings: Smoking, reference to Suicide, racial slurs, rape, death and war reference.



Theatre Company Reviews:

FOUR STARS

‘a relevant play to put on at the moment’

- London Pub Theatres

Production Details


Run Time:

  • Act One: 50 mins

  • Act Two: 30 mins


Age Restrictions:

  • 15


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Performances:

  • Tue 9th Apr 2024 - 7:30 pm

  • Wed 10th Apr 2024 - 7:30 pm

  • Thu 11th Apr 2024 - 7:30 pm

  • Fri 12th Apr 2024 - 7:30 pm

  • Sat 13th Apr 2024 - 7:30 pm

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