UATG Theatre Guild to Stage HOLY DAY at the Little Theatre, Oct 5-19
UATG Theatre Guild presents HOLY DAY by Andrew Bovell. Directed by John Graham, the production features Set Design by Normajeane Ohlsson and Lighting design by Richard Parkhill. The show runs at the Little Theatre, The Cloisters, University of Adelaide, Sat 5, Tues-Sat 8-12 & 15-19 October 2013 at 7.30pm.
"You and I will be silent about what has passed. For what is not spoken will eventually fade." Set on The Edge of white settlement in Australia in the 1850s, Holy Day is a chilling mystery of fear and survival. It is a harsh, brutal play set in a harsh, brutal environment, where the need to survive, fed by fear of the unfamiliar, can lead people to commit harsh, brutal acts.
At the core of the play is the apparent murder of a missionary, the kidnapping of his infant daughter and the burning of his church by the local aboriginals. The only witness to what actually happened at the mission is an aboriginal woman, who is reluctant to tell what she saw. Who would believe her rather than a white missionary's wife?
Award-winning playwright Andrew Bovell, (When the Rain Stops Falling and Speaking in Tongues), taps into some of the most damning historical aspects of Australian history: the convict era, the genocide of aboriginal communities, the Stolen Generation and the disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain.
Holy Day is a stark reminder of our past, a past which needs to be told and remembered.
Tickets: $28 Full / $23 Concession; Online: www.adelaide.edu.au/theatreguild (fee applies) or BASS 131 246 (fee applies). Tickets at the door subject to availability (cash only). Group Bookings: 10+ at concession rate from 8313 5999 only. After hours parking available in the University grounds (ticket machine in Cloisters parking area).
Performance rights for HOLY DAY exclusively licenced by HLA Management Pty Ltd, PO Box 1536, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012.