You are here
- Street 3
“A wonderful son. Our best mate. An Anzac. ”
Epitaph tells the story of Frank, a returned serviceman, who finds himself in a kitchen in Ballarat, helping a mother named Maggie write an epitaph for her young son ‘Bluey’. The 10 minute monologue captures the emotional and intellectual challenges for those left behind trying to capture the life of a loved one in under 66 characters.
A partnership between the Australian War Memorial and The Street has guided the creation of this new museum theatre work. Epitaph captures the emotional struggle for Australian families at the end of the First World War as they faced the task of writing an epitaph for their loved ones buried in foreign lands - creating a connection to a place where the memory of a particular individual can be recalled and kept alive across time.
Award-winning writer Ross Mueller was commissioned by The Street to write the play, and it is now in rehearsals with Kristian Jenkins under the direction of Shelly Higgs and with design from Tiffany Abbott.
The Street invites you to a work-in-progress showing of Epitaph. There will be a Q&A session following the performance- a chance for the audience to give the creative team direct and immediate feedback on the work before it premieres at the War Memorial.
Work-in Progress Showing: 4.30pm on Monday 8th October at The Street Theatre.
Free event, booking essential. Book online or call the Box Office on 6247 1223
Hear from the creatives in Street Talk...
Read more about the work: http://www.thestreet.org.au/epitaph-project
Epitaph premieres at the Australian War Memorial on 12, 13 and 14 October
THE STREET AND THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL PRESENT
A WORK IN PROGRESS SHOWING OF: EPITAPH
MONDAY 8TH OCTOBER, 4:30PM | STREET 3 | FREE EVENT, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. BOOK ONLINE OR CALL THE BOX OFFICE ON 6247 1223