The Promised Woman single work   drama  
Alternative title: Throw Away Your Harmonica, Pepino
Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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Adaptations

form y Promised Woman Tom Cowan , Australia : B.C. Productions , 1975 Z382497 1975 single work film/TV

When Antigone arrives in Sydney from Greece to meet Telis, the man to whom she is making an arranged marriage, she is rejected for being too old. Although she finds sympathy from Telis's older brother Manolis, Antigone begins to withdraw into memories of her youth and ealier romances, while longing desperately for control over her own destiny.

The story is told from the perspective of a migrant who has newly arrived in Australia, and also explores the Greek community in Sydney at that time. In this respect, it offers an alternative picture of migrant life to the comedic narratives of films such as They're a Weird Mob (q.v.).

Production Details

  • First produced in 1963 under the title Throw Away Your Harmonica, Pepino.

    Produced by Sidetrack Performance Group as a bi-lingual production under the title The Promised Woman from March 2000 to June 2001 as part of their 21st Anniversary Season. Productions in Sydney (at various venues) and in Canberra at the Street Theatre 6 - 10 March 2001 as part of the National Multicultural Festival. Season directed by Don Mamouney.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Theatre Roland Manderson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , April no. 205 2001; (p. 11-12)

— Review of The Promised Woman Theodore Patrikareas 1998 single work drama
Male Boarder's Bride Still Translates Stephen Dunne , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 March 2001;

— Review of The Promised Woman Theodore Patrikareas 1998 single work drama
Theatre Roland Manderson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , April no. 205 2001; (p. 11-12)

— Review of The Promised Woman Theodore Patrikareas 1998 single work drama
Male Boarder's Bride Still Translates Stephen Dunne , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 March 2001;

— Review of The Promised Woman Theodore Patrikareas 1998 single work drama
Last amended 26 Mar 2007 10:47:23
Settings:
  • Newtown, Marrickville - Camperdown area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,
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