Auburn Stage

Homes: A Refugee Story

World Premiere

Homes: A Refugee Story

Written by Winnie Yeung and Haysam Kadri
Adapted from the book by Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung

February 21 to March 5, 2023
Opening Night February 24
Auburn Stage

Running Time: 80 minutes (no intermission)


"We just have to keep living."


The Story

What is it like to live through a civil war?

Based on the award-winning novel by the same name, Homes: A Refugee Story tells the remarkable true story of the Al Rabeeah family and their harrowing journey in finding a safe place to call home. From Iraq, to Syria, to Canada, in this heart-wrenching solo performance, audiences will join the young Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah as he recounts his years in Syria and the juxtapositions of growing up in a war zone: horrific, unimaginable events punctuated by soccer, cousins, video games, and the love of friends and family.


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Homes: A Refugee Story performances
Tue. February 21, 2023 - 7:30PM
Wed. February 22, 2023 - 7:30PM
Thu. February 23, 2023 - 7:30PM
Fri. February 24, 2023 - 8:00PM
Sat. February 25, 2023 - 2:00PM
Sat. February 25, 2023 - 8:00PM
Sun. February 26, 2023 - 2:00PM
Tue. February 28, 2023 - 7:30PM
Wed. March 1, 2023 - 7:30PM
Thu. March 2, 2023 - 7:30PM
Fri. March 3, 2023 - 8:00PM
Sat. March 4, 2023 - 2:00PM
Sat. March 4, 2023 - 8:00PM
Sun. March 5, 2023 - 2:00PM


On Wednesday evenings, immediately after the performance, join us for a brief guided discussion with Grand staff members, guest artists, and creative team members. Enhance your theatre experience with this informal chance to dive deeper into the show’s content while mingling with patrons and artists.

Homes: A Refugee Story  events:
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023

From the Stage Door

“When I first read this novel, I was mesmerized. I was uplifted by this young boy’s resilience, horrified at the violence he navigated, and deeply grateful for his honesty and reflection. I can’t stop thinking about this powerful story, and believe that you too will feel the same after experiencing this illuminating world premiere.” – Dennis Garnhum, Grand Theatre Artistic Director


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