Isa is a talented young boxer preparing for the biggest ght of his career. On the line is the national title and the promise of fame and riches beyond his wildest dreams.
Familiar territory for a modern day fable you may think but the surprising back-story that emerges is of a Congolese boy orphaned by war and forced to become a child soldier by the very people who killed his family. His powerful left hook offers a new life in Australia, but his greatest obstacle is not his formidable opponent – it’s his past.
Playwright Future D. Fidel writes with unmistakeable authenticity. Fleeing the Congo as a child, he lived in a Tanzanian refugee camp for eight years before being granted refugee status in Australia. Prize Fighter is inspired by his own story and the stories of those he’s known. It’s the tale of one man’s ability to confront the unbearable horrors of his past and to beat the demons that once denied him.
Following the rapturous public and critical response that greeted its seasons at recent Brisbane and Sydney Festivals, Prize Fighter is a rare treat for Monash audiences and comes to MLIVE for a strictly limited season.