Beautiful One Day
ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, Belvoir & version 1.0
Presented by Arts House, ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, Belvoir and version 1.0
7.30pm, Tue 26 Nov
7.30pm, Wed 27 Nov
7.30pm, Thu 28 Nov with Post-Show Q&A
7.30pm, Fri 29 Nov
2pm,Sat 30 Nov
7.30pm, Sat 30 Nov
2pm, Sun 1 Dec
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Performance contains coarse language, 12 years and older
Palm Island, 2004. An Aboriginal man dies in police custody. Members of the Palm Island community make a direct challenge to police power and the police station is torched. Eight years later, the people of Palm Island continue to demand real justice, and all the while life continues.
ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, version 1.0, Belvoir and the Palm Island community have come together to interpret these events against the full sweep of the island’s history. The result is Beautiful One Day.
An antidote to the relentlessly negative media coverage, Beautiful One Day interweaves the stories of Palm Island, the diktats of white Australia, and the voices of the community. Made through conversation, through argument, through long walks and frequent eruptions of joyfulness, this is a show about what an honest talk might really look like.
Kylie Doomadgee, Paul Dwyer, Rachael Maza, Jane Phegan, Harry Reuben
Eamon Flack, David Williams
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Supported by – Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; the Office for the Arts; the Indigenous Cultural Support Fund; the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House
Image by – Heidrun Löhr