A hilarious exploration of contemporary Malta
After producing the theatrical success Tikber u tinsa in 2015, Clive Piscopo returns with a riveting new play, Fejn Jeħodna r-Riħ – a powerful story about two brothers who have nothing in the world but each other and a wooden suitcase.
Nobody knows who they are, where they are from or where they are going, let alone what is hidden in the two luggages they carry. Yet it is the actual content of those two luggages that has kept the siblings alive and together for the past 18 years.
But when the two brothers return to Malta after an absence of 18 years for a final and dangerous race for the truth, can an old promise keep them together? What happens when the past and present collide with the most unexpected twists and turns? Can a devastating secret shatter the world as they know it?
“The idea of having two brothers always on the run has haunted me for the past two years,” said Piscopo, who wrote the screenplay
“Not only because pitting two endearing characters against the vast world they travel in is an exciting tale to tell in itself but also because their very situation pushes them on several fronts. Who are you when your only belonging is a wooden suitcase? How do you interpret the world around you when you only have a brother? Suddenly, the struggles of two very particular brothers as they embark on their journey home can become one very tricky question: what does it it mean to be human in today’s depthless world?”
Directed by Lee-N Abela, Fejn Jeħodna r-Riħ takes the audience on a hilarious yet poignant roller-coaster journey which explores contemporary Malta in the light of ties that have always bound us together but perhaps not anymore.
The cast comprises Piscopo, Peter Galea, Eric Grech, Louise Fenech, and Nichail Portelli who are joined by an ensemble made up of Keith Marshall, Gilbert Mallia, Chris Camilleri, Shana Kirsty Atkins, John Vassallo and Amanda Sammut Cachia.
Fejn Jeħodna r-Riħ is part of Spazju Kreattiv’s theatre programme. It will run at St James Cavalier, Valletta, every day from tonight until Sunday and from Thursday, April 27 until Sunday, April 30 at 8pm. For more information and to book your tickets, visit www.kreattivita.org.