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Deceptive Threads

9 - 9 November
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

presented by Bowerbird Theatre

9 November – 20 November 2016
preview: Wednesday 9 November
opening night: Thursday 10 November
duration: 60 minutes
Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm
ticket price: $25 – $35
03 9662 9966

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…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

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $25
Concession: $25



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9 November, 2016
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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