The revival, by popular demand, of the play which won the Audience Award at the 2015 Belfast International Arts Festival when it premiered at the Belfast synagogue.
The play is a love story, a hymn to the redemptive power of art and a life-affirming human drama.
In Vienna, a young woman dreams of becoming a dancer. In Belfast, an elderly man revisits a painful past, while a mother and daughter unearth an elusive piece of family history, long hidden in their family home.
The storyline moves between Belfast in the present day and Vienna and Berlin in the 1930s, the darkest period in 20th-century European history.
Its central characters are Holocaust survivor and self-styled ‘Belfast man’ Leo Edelmann, his daughter Sofie, his granddaughter Galina Moriarty and a young dancer called Galina Stein.
This MAC opening coincides with Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 and will be followed by a Northern Ireland tour.
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“A story well told, except it’s not a story – the harrowing individual experiences of the Holocaust are real … a remarkable piece of theatre. This play deserves to travel.” Irish News
“The themes of The Suitcase are very contemporary … the plight and treatment of refugees are still topical. Memory and the pursuit of truth are never far away from the political agendas … full of lasting emotion.”
Alan in Belfast cultural blog
“It’s sad but actually uplifting - and it’s such a pretty play.” Audience member at Belfast synagogue.