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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 the formidable Rosalba Clemente (The Seagull), 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.

Director

Geordie Brookman

Set Designer

Victoria Lamb

Costume Designer

Olivia Freear

Lighting Designer

Gavin Norris

Cast

Rosalba Clemente, Eugenia Fragos, Deborah Galanos, Renato Musolino, 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.