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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 19 November, 2016
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until 20 November, 2016
…poignant, deeply personal and moving performance… – ArtsHub ★★★★
Returning for a second Melbourne season, this award-winning play tells the extraordinary true stories of performer David Joseph’s grandfathers – one a Tivoli singer turned ASIO spymaster who vetted unwanted arrivals, the other an early Lebanese immigrant who had to lie about his birthplace to gain Australian naturalisation.
Deftly untangling the threads linking his family connection to Australia’s racist past and its present dilemma over asylum seekers, Joseph explores important issues of belonging, history, genealogy and national identity. Using a seamless combination of sophisticated multimedia, masterful stagecraft and rhythmically charged storytelling, this beautiful production theatrically illuminates the personal in the political.
‘…master performer with a chameleon like charm…’ Melinda Keyte, Arts Hub 4 stars
Performer/Devisor David Joseph
Director/Devisor Karen Berger
Projections Zoe Scoglio
Set & Costumes Emily Barrie
Lighting Bronwyn Pringle
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