Performance finds home at Goolwa
Country Arts SA will be hosting a heart-warming performance for all to enjoy at Centenary Hall on June 29.
Which Way Home is a story of an Aboriginal girl, her much-loved dad and their road trip to his birthplace. It is his return home to country.
Tash and her dad journey from Ipswich (Yuggerah Country) to Goodooga (Muriwarri Country), experiencing times of hilarity and annoyance while stuck within the four doors of a car.
Rachael Maza is director, with Katie Beckett starring as Tash and Kamahi King playing the role of her dad.
Beckett - a previous recipient of The Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright’s Award - said Which Way Home draws on her own memories of growing up with her single, Aboriginal father.
Her mother died when she was five, leaving her dad to raise three children. He also lost his sister, grandmother and mum all within the space of a month.
“It was not an easy time but he did it,” she said. “He is a loving, wonderful, strong man. I have had a lot of wonderfully strong and emotionally in tune, generous men around me growing up and I was wondering why I don’t see the Aboriginal men that I grew up with represented on stage, on television, on film?”
ILBIJERRI is the longest running indigenous theatre company in Australia, which creates innovative works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
They aim to support Indigenous artists and communities to have a powerful voice in determining the future of Australia.
Tickets for the film are available at the box office or online at www.countryarts.org.au
Peter Pan flies to Investigator
Peter Pan A Musical will be performed at Investigator College by students on Thursday, June 28 at 7.30pm, Friday, June 29 at 7.30pm and Saturday, June 30 at 2pm.
The cast of 55 students will perform the popular story of Peter Pan, which will have a modern twist. The music from Queen, Taylor Swift and Peter Combe adds life to the performance with the central characters being Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook.