The Keepers of Infinite Space by Omar El-KhairyThe Keepers of Infinite Space by Omar El-Khairy

The Keepers of Infinite Space

byOmar El-Khairy

Paperback | September 12, 2014

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Saeed is a bookseller in Nablus. His father Khalil is a property developer. They're just an ordinary family, quietly building a new Palestine. Until one day Saeed is arrested and thrown into gaol. Ashis future disappears, Saeed finds that the answer to his problems may lie in the past, and in the secrets his father has kept from him.Since the Israeli occupation in 1967, Palestine has become a nation of prisons. Up to 40% of the male population have been detained under military orders. Virtually every family has seen at least one relative put behind bars, and entire generations have grown up facing the prospect of the cell. With the release of political prisoners a key part of the current peace process, The Keepers of Infinite Space explores the dynamics of the Israeli prison system to reveal its fraught legacy for Israelis and Palestinians alike. The Keepers of Infinite Space is a demanding play. Often it is not easy watching ? scenes of violence and terror are common. But it is necessary and bold political theatre, and it will have you thinking for days." - Everything Theatre "An engulfing, immediate and powerful depiction of a man whose entire existence is crumbling before him." - What's On Stage "The human cost is sometimes marginalised in the face of the warring ideologies. El-Khairy, however, has penned a piece that reclaims that humanitarian ground as fertile territory for his achingly sad examination of the people caught up in the maelstrom." ? Public Reviews "
Omar El-Khairy is the 2013 Leverhulme Associate Playwright at the Bush Theatre and has previously collaborated with the Royal Court, the Soho Theatre, Theatre503, the Arcola, the Lyric and Old Vic New Voices (T. S. Eliot UK/US Exchange). His plays include Burst (produced through Paper Tiger), Sour Lips (commissioned as part of the Co...
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Title:The Keepers of Infinite SpaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.68 inPublished:September 12, 2014Publisher:Oberon BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1783190760

ISBN - 13:9781783190768

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