13 – 30 April 2016
1938. Europe burns. Young Jewish couple Hans and Alice Herskovics mount a dangerous escape from Nazi-occupied Vienna.
Half a world away, after a lifetime of advocating for the rights of his own people, Yorta Yorta leader William Cooper leads a deputation to the front door of Melbourne’s German Consulate. His message – the persecution of Jewish people must stop.
Nearly eighty years later, two playwrights come together on page and stage to explore the legacy of their ancestors in a unique cross-cultural collaboration.
“It is an absolute gorgeous production... it is an evening of perfect, pure joy.”
★★★★★ HERALD SUN ON "CUT SNAKE"
“Hearst's play is bleakly humorous and draws on the darkest episodes of human history. Images poke through the surface of the dialogue like the bones that occasionally stick up out of the town's poisoned earth.”
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD ON "DIRTYLAND"
Concession, Under 30s & Groups 8+ $26
70 minutes no interval
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guests are advised that the content in this production contains images and references to deceased people.
Written and Created by
ELISE HEARST, ANDREA JAMES
ELISE HEARST, ANDREA JAMES, KEVIN KIERNAN, Kevin Kiernan-MOLLOY, SHARI SEBBENS, GUY SIMON
Sound Design/ Composition