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Tree of Life 2017

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Real life stories of the refugee experience

Treehouse Theatre is presenting a new season of Tree of Life at The Concourse, Chatswood and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre this June. Tickets are now on sale through Ticketek and Casula Powerhouse.

Since launching in 2011, Tree of Life has offered over 20,000 students in Years 5 to 12 and adult audiences both a humorous and dramatic introduction to refugee issues.

Recalling the real-life experiences of refugee teenagers from the world's most difficult places including Iraq, Sri Lanka and Syria, Tree of Life takes the audience on an emotional rollercoaster. Watch young refugees perform their own personal stories of childhood fun, terror, tragedy and triumph in a symphony of spoken word poetry, music and movement.

Each performance consists of some 30 vignettes which will leave audiences not only laughing and smiling but with a greater understanding of the refugee journey and the amazing contribution these young refugees are already making to the Australian community as students of Miller Technology High School and Intensive English Centre. Expect to be charmed and inspired by their humour, honesty and innocence. From Taif recalling the bomb that destroyed the Syrian neighbourhood his family lived in, to Isha reliving the terror of having ISIS take his father and Mariam remembering her cousin fiancée's kidnapping, each cast member has experienced hardship and trauma as part of their refugee journey and has a unique story to share.

Come and celebrate these amazing young refugees at Tree of Life 2017. As one audience member noted, you will leave transformed - "I laughed so hard in the beginning, cried in the middle and couldn't stop smiling at the end."

Tree of Life at The Concourse, Chatswood runs from Thursday 8th June 10am &12:30pm and Friday 9th June 10am, 12:30pm & 7pm.

Click here to make a booking or call 1300 364 001.

Tree of Life at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre runs from Thursday 22nd June 10am & 12:30pm and Friday 23rd June 10am, 12:30pm & 7pm.

Click here to make a booking or call 102 9824 1121.

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When: The Concourse: Thursday 8th June 10am &12:30pm & Friday 9th June 10am, 12:30pm & 7pm
Casula Powerhouse: Thursday 22nd June 10am & 12:30pm & Friday 23rd June 10am, 12:30pm & 7pm
Where: The Concourse, Chatswood / Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
Cost: $12 - $30
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