Στην Αντιγόνη του Σοφοκλή βρήκαν τις λέξεις για να αφηγηθούν την ιστορία του διωγμού τους από την πατρίδα τους γυναίκες από τη Συρία που έχουν βρει καταφύγιο στη Βηρυτό.
“This play is two things for me,” said Wesam, 32, one of the female actors. “An opportunity to convey my voice to different people, and second, an opportunity to have room to share these stories of pain and suffering.”
In the course of the play, Wesam, like the others, will convey a story to the audience. While still in the Yarmouk refugee camp for Palestinians in Damascus, her husband asked her if she would sell the necklace he had once given her as a gift. “We were all bankrupt there,” she said, “but I said no, I wanted to keep this necklace as a last, last resort for me and my daughters.”