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The Perfect Immigrant

The Perfect Immigrant 1
Date & time Fri 27 Oct 2023
2 p.m.
Tickets €12 Book Now

After a sold-out run at The New Theatre, Dublin Fringe Festival 2022, The Perfect Immigrant play comes to The Source in an afternoon performance as part of a nationwide tour.

What else does a young Black man have to say if it isn’t about racism? Too busy trying to be an adult, leaving Nigeria and settling in Ireland, Levi (Samuel Yakura) has to find a way to hold on to both worlds. With a story woven through prose and poetry, you will shift in your seat as you are teased with the discomfort of this immigrant settling into a new land.

Take sides as loyalty to home is torn by the promise of the new. But the real question is, where do you buy a hot pepper in Lucan?

Originally commissioned by Dublin Fringe Festival, this project was part of Weft, funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon through the Open Call initiative for 2021. Developed with the support of Fishamble’s New Play Clinic, the 2023 tour is funded by Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

‘Actor Sam Yakura’s greatest strengths are his honesty and presence, which makes the entire audience feel connected.’ ★★★★ Arts Review

‘As a Nigerian in Ireland, Levi is being constantly othered: his reciprocal othering of Irish culture is effective and funny.’ Irish Times

Duration: 60 mins. I No interval I Afternoon Performance

Schools Bookings: Please call 0504 90204


Cast & Creative Team:

Written and Performed By: Sam Yakura

Directed By: Katie O’Halloran

Lighting By: Colin Doran

Set Design By: Pai Rathaya

Sound Design: Cameron James Macaulay

Choreography: Alessandra Azevedo

Stage Management: Alexandra Ayvazova

Produced By: Bellaray Bertrand-Webb

Dramaturgy By: Carys D. Coburn

Photography By: Simon Lazewski

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