'On the white frontier in mid-nineteenth century Australia, a lone, bloodied woman arrives at a traveller's rest in the midst of a violent desert storm with a shocking story to tell. Aborigines have allegedly murdered her husband and stolen her infant child. But an Aboriginal woman has a different story to tell. What would cause a missionary's wife to lie? What chance does the word of an Aboriginal woman have against hers? A chilling mystery that draws together the lives of four extraordinary women and their men, all struggling to survive in a hostile and misunderstood landscape. (1 act, 4 male, 4 female).' (Publication summary)
First produced at the TXU Playhouse Adelaide, 21 August 2001 by the State Theatre Company of South Australia. Directed by Rosalba Clemente
Performed at University of Adelaide Theatre Guild. The Little Theatre, University of Adelaide. October 5th-19th, 2013.
Also performed in Houston (20 May) and Austin (25 May),Texas : 2016
EPSTEIN Peter Docker
WAKEFIELD Frank Gallagher
CORNELIUS Cameron Goodall
GOUNDRY Dino Mamika
LINDA Rachael Maza
ELIZABETH Mandy McElhinney
OBEDIENCE Melodie Reynolds
NORA Kerry Walker
Director, Rosalba Clemente
Designer, Cath Cantlon
Lighting Designer, Mark Shelton
Composer, Bernie Lynch
Assistant Director, Sam Haren
'Here you will find an introduction to settler colonial theory and contemporary settler colonial literature. This exhibition is intended to survey the major and minor authors, works, and ideas involved with settler colonial writing in Australia, and, to a lesser extent, the United States, since the 1990s.
'In addition to the overview statements on this page, you can click on other tabs to see timeline of publication dates in historical context, a glossary of common terms, an annotated bibliography of primary and secondary sources, brief discussions of themes and motifs useful for student researchers and teachers interested in including settler colonialism in their curricula, and information about comparative settler colonial studies between Australia and the US.'
'It has been a rough semester for my son. Blood stings his eyes, and it is hard to get the black stuff out of his teeth. But he endures the discomfort, the long rehearsals and being thrown about onstage because he knows he is telling an important story.
'Cyrus is in Carnegie Vanguard High School's production of Holy Day by Andrew Bovell, a theater piece set in the ruthless 19th-century Australian outback. The play is psychologically intense, an exploration of subjects such as violence, sex and race.'