The Refugees

By Brent Askari

January 11 - February 4, 2024

World Premiere

Directed by Marshall Jones III

Equal parts amusing and thought-provoking, The Refugees is a bold new play exploring patriotism, identity, and belonging.

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The Refugees

After a well-to-do Connecticut family unexpectedly ends up as refugees in the Middle East due to a civil war in the United States, their charmed life comes to an abrupt end. Lawyer Yates, socialite Poppy, and their 17-year-old son Wynn are suddenly fish out of water, at odds with their new home and with each other. When Yates gets involved in a hapless scheme to emigrate to Europe, hijinks ensue and the family is forced to choose between embracing their new reality or returning to the way things used to be. Equal parts amusing and thought-provoking, The Refugees is a bold new play exploring patriotism, identity, and belonging.


2 hours and 30 minutes including a 15 minute intermission

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ASL Interpreted Performance: January 20th, 2024 at 2:00PM

Playhouse Playdates: January 28 at 3PM and February 4 at 3PM

Playhouse Playdate is a unique and engaging program designed to provide an enriching experience for both children and parents. While parents enjoy a captivating theatre performance, children get the opportunity to unleash their creativity and imagination through dynamic creative drama games and activities.

Led by experienced facilitators, the young participants engage in a series of interactive and age-appropriate drama games that encourage self-expression, teamwork, and the development of communication skills. As children create, explore, and learn through creative drama, parents enjoy their theatre experience with peace of mind, knowing that their kids are having a delightful and educational playdate of their own.

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Well, let me tell you something, Yates Sutton: You are not exceptional. You were lucky to be born at a certain time and a certain place but now it seems your luck’s run out.


The Refugees

Our Cast & Crew


Brent Askari


Dahlia Al-Habieli

Scenic Designer

Ivania Stack

Costume Designer

José Santiago

Lighting Designer

Lindsay Jones

Sound & Music Designer

Kelli Karen

Stage Manager

Rick Sordelet

Fight Director

Audience Engagement Events

The Refugees Pre-Show Discussions

Sunday, January 14 @ 2:15PM

Wednesday, January 17 @ 1:15PM

Wednesday, January 17 @ 6:45PM

Wednesday, January 31 @ 1:15PM

Wednesday, January 31 @ 6:45PM

Sunday, February 4 @ 2:15PM

Actor Talkback: The Refugees

January 18, 2024 following the 7:30PM performance

Curtain Conversation: The Refugees

January 28, 2024 following the 3:00PM performance

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