'Based on a true story, Hannie Rayson's 'The Glass Soldier' is a deep, sincere tribute to two generations of Australians that had little, but gave everything.
'When artist Nelson Ferguson went to war, he promised his sweetheart Maddie that he would not die. But for keeping that promise, the gods exacted a terrible price: the destruction of the sight that was his livelihood and the spirit that made his life sweet. Only his mate Wolfie understands his pain; only Maddie has the faith to outlast it.'
Source: Melbourne Theatre Company website, http://www.mtc.com.au/
Produced by the Melbourne Theatre Company at the Arts Centre Playhouse from 4 August to 8 September 2007.
Season directed by Simon Phillips.
Cast: Craig Annis, Kerry Armstrong, Steve Bisley, Jay Bowen, Roderic Byrnes, Ben Geurens, Sara Gleeson, Ben Grant, Asher Keddie, Robert Menzies, Julie Nihill, and Thomas Wright.