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Alternative title: My Of Course Life
Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 My Of-Course Life
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'For Alithea, today is yet another "of-course day". Like her Greek grandmother before her, Alithea's kitchen is filled with the bubbling smell of garlicky tomatoes cooking in wine. The toddlers are screaming, her man is away and there are buckets of nappies piling high. But this is Australia and a million miles from the Greek traditions of her grandmother's past. Or is it? My Of-Course Life is a rich emotional journey of one woman reconciling old ways with new. Through the inherited memories of other times past, of war and migration, dislocation and isolation Alithea explores her Australian lifestyle, creating new life rituals with some extra ordinary results. Writer/Performer Toni Allayialis takes us on a journey, mixing traditional and contemporary songs and storytelling to bring her Greek ancestors and madcap Australian family to life.'

Notes

  • This one-woman drama is based on stories collected from Toni Allayialis's Geek/Croation heritage and was developed out of Cairns's JUTE Theatre Stage Write script development program.

Production Details

  • First performed in Cairns at JUTE Theatre, 10 -24 September 2004 and again at the Cremorne Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane, 29 September - 9 October 2004 as part of the Energex Brisbane Festival. Director: Maryanne Lynch.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2004
    • Fortitude Valley, Fortitude Valley - New Farm area, Brisbane - North East, Brisbane, Queensland,: Playlab , 2004 .
      Extent: 48p.; 1 compact disk.p.
      Description: illus., ports.
      Note/s:
      • Book and compact disc contained in one plastic box.
      ISBN: 0908156898

Works about this Work

Torn Between Old and New Patrick Watson , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 September 2004; (p. 20)

— Review of My Of-Course Life Toni Allayialis 2004 single work musical theatre drama
Torn Between Old and New Patrick Watson , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 September 2004; (p. 20)

— Review of My Of-Course Life Toni Allayialis 2004 single work musical theatre drama
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