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The Refugees

by | Aug 7, 2021


Who do we let in? This simple question resonates across the entirety of our lives today, ranging in scale from family feuds to geopolitical crises. In The Refugees, written and directed by Stephen Kaliski, a jaded queen and her activist children struggle to answer it, each side fiercely opposed over whether their prosperous realm should offer asylum to masses of immigrants displaced by climate change.

Set in an imagined world that blends Ancient Greek myth with the realities of today, The Refugeeselectrifies one of the most urgent issues of our time with humor, humanity, and a passionate appeal to the power of civic engagement.

Running from Aiugust 19-22, This world premiere production, originally postponed by COVID-19, features an ensemble of professional and student actors and is presented by New York City’s Adjusted Realists in association with the Davidson College Theatre Department.

Tickets are free for Davidson students and $15 for general admission. Advance booking highly recommended. Follow this link to reserve your seat:

Half of all proceeds will benefit Refugee Support Services of Charlotte: Join an hour prior to the August 21 2:00 pm show for a special “Refugee 101” seminar hosted by this organization. Click here to register.


Written and Directed by Stephen Kaliski

With contributions by Rob Benson and Regan Sims

Featuring Kessler Catterall, Ariel Chung, Savannah Deal, Raul Galvan, Caroline Gschwind, Spencer Hawkins, Suzanne Lenz, Matt Mastromatteo, Rachel McPhee, Soren Mortensen, James Shakow, Jenayeda Shephard, Regan Sims

Costume Design: Ketti Shum

Lighting Design: Kaylin Gess

Scenic Design: Anita Tripathi

Sound Design: Tate Thompson

Assistant Director: Zoe Harrison

Movement Director: Matt Mastromatteo

Production Stage Manager: Carla Cecchi

Assistant Stage Managers: Turner Wood, Lily McCalla, Olivia Harper


VACCINATION POLICY: Audience members are strongly encouraged to only attend if fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Unvaccinated audience members must wear masks for the duration of the performance. Any changes in local or campus policy will be communicated via email to all ticket holders prior to the performance. All actors and crew are fully vaccinated.

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