Grey Rock at Adelaide Festival
Following a 3-year hiatus, GREY ROCK stormed the Adelaide Festival in March. Performing 6 sold-out shows, it was a critical hit.
"Grey Rock is a light-hearted tale of ambition and hope to reunite a land with a controversial history and present, where not only accepting, but embracing a truly absurd premise is key to experiencing the beauty of this tale."
— Glam Adelaide
"Grey Rock is a story of the power of the human heart....of self-sacrifice, of the power of love and a salute to the courage of the human spirit. It is also a subtle but persuasive condemnation of the abuse of power and the injustice meted out to innocent people. "
— Canberra Critics Circle
"[Grey Rock] underlines the fact that even when things seem impossible, we can dream."
— Stage Whispers
"[Grey Rock] is delightfully engaging. Propelled by Zuabi's funny, sharp, heartfelt dialogue, the characters are vividly and memorably drawn."
"[Grey Rock] is a satire with plenty of comedy and a light, almost homemade touch that belies its occasional power punches."
— Tim Lloyd
"[Grey Rock] is a very whimsical piece, absurdist, demanding suspension of disbelief, but there is much more below the surface."
— Broadway WORLD Adelaide
"I have found that this production has stayed at the front of my mind continuously since seeing it. It isn't all that often that a work of theatre has such impact."
— Theatre Travels
"A play that dares to open up the complexities and paradoxes of existence through our deepest longings, that is sophisticated enough to permit the apparently naive. ...It recalls Arthur Miller's notion of theatre as a moral arena -- but here it's freshly imagined, its potency restored."
— The Saturday Paper
"This work offers an unblinkered exploration of the psychological toll confinement inflicts on individuals and communities."
— The Conversation
Beginning in 2019
GREY ROCK had its premiere at La MaMa Theater in New York City in January 2019. Starring Khalifa Natour, as Yousef the former TV repairman building a rocket to reach the moon, Grey Rock has profoundly moved audiences worldwide.
"Grey Rock forces its audience to face the big questions and leaves them enamored with the hope of its characters... It changed my world ... run, don't walk, to see it. It might just change your world too."
— Broadway World Minneapolis
“…building a rocket is also a clear allegory for making art, for creating something so extraordinary that the whole world must notice.”
Grey Rock headed to the Melbourne International Arts Festival in October 2019.
In 2020 the production returned to the US for a 6-week tour.