by Pamela Gien
27 Jan - 6 March 2004
27 Jan – 6 March 2004
Performances daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays


Winner of the 2001 Obie Award for Best Play Off-Broadway, this deeply evocative tale tells of the love between two families, one black, one white, and the two children that are born into their shared household in early 1960s South Africa. First seen through the eyes of a six-year old girl, who tries to make sense of the chaos, magic and darkness of this strange world, the story spans four generations, from early apartheid to the present-day free South Africa. One actress plays 24 characters in an amazing theatrical event.

“A thoroughly persuasive transport to an exotic time and place …The Syringa Tree stuns.” The New York Times

Performer & Creative Team

Performed by Shannon Koob

Michael Evan Haney
Narelle Sissons
James Sale
Chuck Hatcher
Elizabeth Eisloeffel
Cynthia Blaise
Tholani Hlongwa

Time: 1963 – The Present

Place: South Africa
There will be one intermission of twenty minutes.

No photographs or recording allowed in the theatre without prior permission from the management.