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The Shifting Heart
March 14 @ 7:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 24, 2018
An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until March 24, 2018
Thur 8 March. 7:30pm
Fri 9 March. 7:30pm
Sat 10 March. 2pm, 7:30pm
Tue 13 March. 7:30pm
Wed 14 March. 11am (plus Q&A), 7:30pm
Thu 15 March. 11am (plus Q&A), 7:30pm
Fri 16 March. 7:30pm
Sat 17 March. 2pm, 7:30pm
Tue 20 March. 7:30pm
Wed 21 March. 11am (plus Q&A), 7:30pm
Thur 22 March. 11am (plus Q&A), 7:30pm
Fri 23 March. 7:30pm
Sat 24 March. 2pm, 7:30pm
Venue: Seymour Centre: Reginald Theatre
Theatre Company: White Box Theatre
Duration: 90 mins
White Box Theatre who bought you Blackrock (Seymour Centre) and Hurt (Belvoir Downstairs); and director Kim Hardwick (Sport for Jove’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), presents the award winning and moving Australian classic, The Shifting Heart by Richard Beynon.
Set during Christmas in Melbourne in the 1950s, the story follows Italian immigrants, the Bianchis, as they attempt to create a new life in Collingwood, Australia. Tragedy strikes when Gino returns to the family home bloodied and battered.
The Shifting Heart is a story of friendship, marriage, trust, honesty and family but also offers an insight to the psychology of racism and its victims. This is a wonderful drama representing the migrant experience from Australia’s recent past.
Described as “exciting, funny and intensely moving”, The Shifting Heart asks us to reflect on the tragedy the Bianchis experience, it’s relevance to the stories of contemporary immigrants and our responsibility in those stories.