OUT OF BOSNIA / THEATRE EVENTS
Four internationally-acclaimed companies from Sarajevo, Mostar and Banja Luka will present seven different works, while j l s avant-garde theatre comes fresh from its appearance at the Edinburgh Festival.

QUARTET
MOSTAR YOUTH THEATRE
Playwright Heiner Muller based his dark twisting play on Les Liasons Dangereuses. The last two people on the planet are buried in a chamber - perhaps a demolished baroque theatre - beneath a ruined city. The characters have much time on their hands and a lot to talk about. They hypothesize on life and death, sex and chastity, war and peace, marriage and infidelity, loyalty and betrayal, salvation and damnation. They switch roles, becoming each other and fuelling jealousy and resentment: an increasingly dangerous path.

Saturday 28 September at 8pm
Tickets 9 (5 Concessions)
RIVERSIDE STUDIOS, CRISP ROAD, HAMMERSMITH, W6 9RL
BOX OFFICE 020 8237 1111

MIMAR - MASTER BUILDER
MOSTAR YOUTH THEATRE

The beautiful Old Bridge of Mostar was created in 1566 by Mimar (Master Builder) Hajrudin and became the most famous structure in the Balkans: a powerful symbol of Bosnia and its people until its destruction in 1993. This is the story of fulfilling dreams and what it means to build and create something wonderful out of nothing. In particular it is a meditation on the meaning and importance of bridges, and how they link people.

Mostar Youth Theatre
Since its creation in 1974 Mostar Youth Theatre (Mostarski Teatar Mladih, MTM) has provided opportunities for countless young people. Despite its name and an active youth programme, this dynamic company comprises actors of all ages who may develop with the company for years. Their hallmark style is a powerful physical theatre using dance, masks, games and improvisation which has been seen widely beyond Bosnia, including at Riverside Studios in 1998. Mostar Youth Theatre hosts an international youth theatre festival every August and in February 2002 they held a major symposium on the healing power of theatre. The company also founded the Academy for Performing Arts in Mostar.

Friday 27 September at 8pm
Tickets 9 (5 concessions)
RIVERSIDE STUDIOS, CRISP ROAD, HAMMERSMITH, W6 9RL
BOX OFFICE 020 8237 1111

LABYRINTH
MOSTAR YOUTH THEATRE
A group of young artists wrestle with the dilemma facing most of their generation in Bosnia- Herzegovina - to stay or to go? They question their own emotions, fears and attitudes and explore individual options. Where do answers lie when everything, and yet nothing, seems possible.?

Sunday 29 September at 8pm
Tickets 9 (5 concessions)
RIVERSIDE STUDIOS, CRISP ROAD, HAMMERSMITH, W6 9RL
BOX OFFICE 020 8237 1111

TIME OUT and PHOTOGRAPHS FROM S-21
THE SARAJEVO PROJECT

The two plays in this double-bill compellingly explore the tragic consequences of war and genocide. In Zlatko Topcic's TIME OUT two Bosnian veterans, now physically handicapped, attempt to come to terms with the war, their past and the women left behind in the conflict through a fantasy game of wheelchair basketball. In PHOTOGRAPHS FROM S-21 by Catherine Filloux a man and woman slowly come to realize that they are part of a museum exhibition and that the pictures on the wall are of them prior to their execution by the Khmer Rouge.

The Sarajevo Project
A collaborative venture between the University of Leeds, Bretton Hall campus and the Kamerni 55 Theatre in Sarajevo. It aims to address the issues of conflict and reconciliation through new dramas and to empower artists to challenge in the future the destructive tendencies of myth, nationalism, prejudice and corruption. The Sarajevo project is directed by James P. Mirrione, the playwright-in-residence for the Creative Arts Team (CAT) of New York University and presently the AHRB Research Fellow in Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Leeds, Bretton Hall Campus.

Thursday 26 September 5pm
Tickets 5 (4 Concessions)
RIVERSIDE STUDIOS
CRISP ROAD, HAMMERSMITH, W6 9RL
BOX OFFICE 020 8237 1111

Sunday 29 September 6pm
Tickets 5 (4 Concessions)
THE GATE THEATRE
11 Pembridge Road, London, W11
020 7229 0706