written by Cordelia Lynn
directed by Kara-Lynn Vaeni
April 3 – April 27, 2019
(press opening April 5)
Lela is thirteen when her father accuses her of stealing a piece of cake hidden in the kitchen. She is fifteen when her husband steals her passport and hides it in his kitchen, hundreds of miles away. Separated from her childhood by the soldiers at the border of her country and the soldiers in the bedroom of her new home, Lela gains strength and wisdom that are hard-won and far beyond her years. Based on true stories from conflict zones all over the world, Lela & Co traces a precarious path from girlhood to womanhood and celebrates the resilience of those who make the journey.
Lela & Co. was first presented in London at the Royal Court Theatre on September 3rd, 2015.
Based on a true story.
Conceived and developed with Desara Bosnja and 1989 Productions.