Sounds of Syrian culture will soon be heard around Saskatoon.
A joint effort between Sum Theatre and Syrian immigrant Rana Mustafa brings folktale, “The Woodcutter and the Lion,” to Theatre in the Park this summer.
“When we try to interpret that story, we need to give the real feeling of Syrian culture,” Mustafa said.
“We hear about Syria related to the war and the people who die every day, the horrible situation there. While for this play, we try to show how it’s beautiful – the culture in Syria.”
Mustafa, along with two other Syrian immigrants, will make her acting debut in the production. She said she’s most excited to sing with others during the play, which centres on friendship.
“We talk about how sometimes we have to decide, even though the decision is very hard, but we don’t have any other option,” Mustafa said.
Twenty-six shows are scheduled for July at various locations, starting with Meadowgreen Park on July 3 at 7 p.m.
An ASL interpreted performance will be held at Robert Hunter Park West on July 16 at 2 p.m.