SHAFAQNA – “The Free Man” is the true story of a man named Hurr (meaning ‘The Free’) who was the Chief Commander of an army that blindly executed the orders of a self appointed King in 6th Century Mesopotamia. Hurr is overwhelmed by the virtue of Imam Hussain and begins to discern truth from falsehood.
Ridhayatullah theatre is the only fully active interfaith youth theatre intitiative in the UK focussed on promoting awareness of Imam Hussain and the event of Karbala. They have been operating for 4 years and have reached an audience in excess of 4000. “The Free Man” in Manchester will be their 22nd show. This October they are in their first ever tour within the month of Muharram, after polishing the play with ten months of rehearsals to date.
This is a fantastic opportunity to view the message of Karbala in the form of visual art. As well as supporting this arts project of our own UK Shia Community, please note that all proceeds of this event go to IUS Aid’s Iraqi Orphan fund. All the money raised from the event will help orphanages in Sadr City, Najaf and Karbala. Your contribution will help us fund targeted programmes with aim to inspire and empower Iraqi orphan youth as well as support the orphanages.
US Aid is pleased to collaborate with University of Manchester Ahlulbayt Society, Shaheed Foundation UK, Mohebban Al Mahdi and the10th Day for this event.
The play will be performed twice, at 2pm and 4pm. Please only arrive at the performance you have chosen.
Date: Sunday 15 November, 2pm & 4pm
Venue: Main Hall, Sale High School, Norris Rd, Sale M33 3JR
- £10 Adult
- £7 under 12s
Running Time: 90 minutes