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Dates & Times
Friday 3rd November 2023, 8pm
Saturday 4th November 2023, 8pm
Sunday 5th November 2023, 7pm
Set in Malta in the near future, Nostrum follows 28-year-old budding musician Shawn as he starts consuming Vexatel – a new type of medication that will make him forget his recently deceased girlfriend, Katrina.
Throughout this weeks-long process, Shawn meets Steff, an employee working for the company producing Vexatel. As she administers his medication, the two discover an unsavoury truth about Katrina’s demise. Nostrum explores the events leading up to Shawn’s decision to start the treatment, the secrets Steff is hiding from her patient, and how Shawn’s unlikely friendship with Steff alters his view on grief.
Following the performance on Friday 3rd November, a Taħdita Teatru will be organised with the Nostrum creative team, cast, as well as a representative from Richmond Foundation. The discussion will explore the project’s developmental process, the story’s progression, as well as any mental health-related themes relevant to the production. The Taħdita Teatru will be moderated by James Azzopardi Meli and the panel will be made up of Benjamin Abela, Brendon Thearle, and Celine-Marie Baldacchino from Richmond Foundation.
Benjamin Abela – Writer & Co-Director
Brendon Thearle – Co-Director
Luke Cucciardi – Sound Designer
Chris Gatt – Light Designer
Leah Davies – Stage Manager
Zsófia Veronika Kelemen – Intern
Aidan Aquilina – Shawn
Sarah Amato – Steff
Luana Farrugia – Katrina