World Premiere

Homes: A Refugee Story

February 21 to March 5, 2023
Opening Night February 24
Auburn Stage

Written by Winnie Yeung and Haysam Kadri
Adapted from the book by Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung

Running Time: 80 minutes (no intermission)

Homes: A Refugee Story

Upcoming Shows & Tickets

February 21, 2023 | 7:30pm   Get Tickets

February 22, 2023 | 7:30pm   Get Tickets

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February 24, 2023 | 8:00pm   Get Tickets

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February 28, 2023 | 7:30pm   Get Tickets

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"We just have to keep living."

The Story

What is it like to live through a civil war?

Based on the award-winning novel by the same name, Homes: A Refugee Story tells the remarkable true story of the Al Rabeeah family and their harrowing journey in finding a safe place to call home. From Iraq, to Syria, to Canada, in this heart-wrenching solo performance, audiences will join the young Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah as he recounts his years in Syria and the juxtapositions of growing up in a war zone: horrific, unimaginable events punctuated by soccer, cousins, video games, and the love of friends and family.


Offer only redeemable through Box Office. Must be a renewed or new 6-show Spriet Stage Subscriber to access offer.

Enhance Your Experience


On Wednesday evenings, immediately after the performance, join us for a brief guided discussion with guest artists, creative team members, and Grand staff members.

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023

From the Stage Door

“When I first read this novel, I was mesmerized. I was uplifted by this young boy’s resilience, horrified at the violence he navigated, and deeply grateful for his honesty and reflection. I can’t stop thinking about this powerful story, and believe that you too will feel the same after experiencing this illuminating world premiere.” – Dennis Garnhum, Grand Theatre Artistic Director