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The Gods Of Strangers

14 Nov — 2 Dec 2018
Dunstan Playhouse
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A State Theatre Company South Australia Production presented in association with Country Arts SA and Playwriting Australia

By Elena Carapetis

It’s 1947. Two women in Port Pirie greet unexpected guests at their doors. At one: a man looking for shelter, work and to leave his past behind him. At the other: a woman seeking someone she has lost, and something that was stolen from her.

It is said that if a stranger knocks on your door, you let them in – they could be a god in disguise. But, what do they bring in with them?

A family drama of epic proportions, in the spirit of Miller, Kazantzakis and Kambanellis, The Gods of Strangers promises to be an impassioned night of theatre.

Inspired by the oral histories of Greek, Cypriot and Italian migrants to regional South Australia, this historical fiction explores the untold struggles of belonging, identity and family in post World War II Australia. Featuring Dina Panozzo (Packed to the Rafters, A Place to Call Home), Renato Musolino (1984, Othello) and Eugenia Fragos (Things I Know To Be True), this multicultural drama has been written from the heart, especially for State Theatre Company South Australia by Resident Artist and Greek Cypriot descendant Elena Carapetis.

  • «Η πλέον υποσχόμενη θεατρική συγγραφέας της Νοτίου Αυστραλίας».

    The Barefoot Review

    ΜίαπαραγωγήτηςState Theatre Company σεσυνεργασίαμετην Playwriting Australia.

    ΤηςElena Carapetis

    Έτος 1947. Δύο γυναίκες υποδέχονται απρόσμενους επισκέπτες στις πόρτες τους στο PortPirie.

    Στην πρώτη πόρτα, ένας άνδρας γυρεύει στέγη, δουλειά και να αφήσει πίσω του το παρελθόν του. Στην δεύτερη, μία γυναίκα ψάχνει κάποιον που έχει χάσει και κάτι που της έχουν κλεψει.

    Λένε πως αν κάποιος ξένος χτυπήσει την πόρτα σου, πρέπει να τον καλέσεις μέσα  – μπορεί και να είναι κάποιος μεταμφιεσμένος θεός. Αλλά τι μπορεί να φέρνει μαζί του;

    Ένα οικογενειακό δράμα με επικές διαστάσεις στο πνεύμα των Miller, Καζαντζάκη και Καμπανέλλη, «Οι Θεοί των Ξένων» υπόσχονται μία θεατρική βραδιά γεμάτη πάθη.

    Εμπνευσμένο από τις προφορικές μαρτυρίες Ελλήνων, Ελληνοκυπρίων και Ιταλών μεταναστών στην Νοτιοαυστραλέζικη επαρχία, το ιστορικό αυτό μυθιστοριογράφημα εξερευνά τις ανείπωτες μάχες για την ταυτότητα, την οικογένεια και το ανήκειν στην μεταπολεμική Αυστραλία.

    ΣυμμετέχουνηεκπληκτικήRosalba Clemente (The Seagull), οRenato Musolino (1984, Othello) καιηEugenia Fragos (Things I Know To Be True). Αυτό το θεατρικό έργο που αγγίζει  την πολυπολιτισμικότητα της Αυστραλίας, είναι γραμμένο από καρδιάς ειδικά για την StateTheatreCompanyτης Νοτίου Αυστραλίας από την φιλοξενούμενη καλλιτέχνιδα και ελληνικής / ελληνοκυπριακής καταγωγής ElenaCarapetis.

    Σκηνοθεσία
    Geordie Brookman

    Σκηνικά
    Victoria Lamb

    Κοστούμια
    Olivia Freear

    ΣχεδιασμόςΦωτισμών
    Gavin Norris

    Παίζουν
    Dina Panozzo, Eugenia Fragos, Deborah Galanos, Renato Musolino

  • ‘Il nuovo drammaturgo più promettente del Sud Australia’ — The Barefoot Review

    UNA PRODUZIONE DELLA STATE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTATA IN ASSOCIAZIONE CON PLAYWRIGHTING AUSTRALIA

    DI ELENA CARAPETIS

    È il 1947. Due donne a Port Pirie salutano ospiti inaspettati alle loro porte. Da una: un uomo che cerca riparo, lavoro e di lasciare il suo passato alle sue spalle. Dall’altra: una donna che cerca qualcuno che ha perso e qualcosa che le è stato rubato.

    Si dice che se un estraneo bussa alla tua porta, lo fai entrare – potrebbe essere un dio travestito. Ma cosa porta con sè?

    Un dramma familiare di proporzioni epiche, nello spirito di Miller, Kazantzakis e Kabanellis, Gli Dèi Degli Estranei (The Gods of Strangers) promette di essere un’appassionata notte di teatro.

    Ispirato alle storie orali di immigrati greci, ciprioti e italiani nella regione meridionale dell’Australia, questo dramma storico esplora le indicibili lotte di appartenenza, identità e famiglia nell’Australia del secondo dopoguerra. Con la formidabile Dina Panozzo, Renato Musolino (1984, Othello) e Eugenia Fragos (Things I Know To Be True), questo dramma multiculturale è stato scritto dal cuore, soprattutto per la State Theatre Company South Australia dall’artista residente e di discedenza greca-cipriota Elena Carapetis.

    DIRETTORE
    Geordie Brookman

    SET DESIGNER
    Victoria Lamb

    DESIGNER COSTUMI
    Olivia Freear

    DESIGNER LUCI
    Gavin Norris

    CAST
    Dina Panozzo, Eugenia Fragos, Deborah Galanos, Renato Musolino

Director

Geordie Brookman

Set Designer

Victoria Lamb

Costume Designer

Olivia Freear

Lighting Designer

Gavin Norris

Cast

Eugenia Fragos, Deborah Galanos, Elizabeth Hay, Renato Musolino, Dina Panozzo, Philippos Ziakas

Dates & Times

      • P
      • ON
      • AS
      • QA
      • C
      • K
      • C
      • AD
      • AD
AS
Auslan Interpreted
P
Preview
ON
Opening Night
C
Captioned
AD
Audio Described
K
Keith's Matinee Club
QA
Post-show Q&A

Sponsors

WORLD PREMIERE.

THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN ASSISTED BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE MINISTRY OF THE ARTS’ CATALYST-AUSTRALIAN ARTS AND CULTURE FUND.

The Gods Of Strangers is presented in association with Playwriting Australia. Ignition is a 4-year creative script-development program in partnership with producing companies, which will increase the investment, range, ambition, diversity and quality of Australian playwriting, leading to new landmark productions.  It seeks to extend the range, scale and diversity of works, providing necessary resources to develop scripts to an exceptional quality.