by Sandra Thibodeaux
Darwin 1942, WWII: A town collapses under the threat of invasion as bombshells drop on Northern Australia. Mothers and daughters, sisters, friends and entire cultures are torn apart by the secrets that start to fall. Is Mr Takahashi to blame?
This is a play about the bombing of northern Australia and is presented as part of the 75th anniversary of that event. Japan unleashed a wave of attacks on the north, including Cairns and Townsville with particularly devastating effects on Darwin Three times as many bombs were dropped on Darwin than Pearl Harbour. Mr Takahashi examines the home front at this time, focussing upon the lives of multicultural and Indigenous women who contributed to the war effort, making, in some cases, the ultimate sacrifice.
This historical play is produced by JUTE Theatre Company in association with Darwin partners, Corrugated Iron Youth Arts. With a cast of 5 professional actors the project also engages young actors in each centre to fill the ensemble and smaller speaking roles. This is a wonderful opportunity for young emerging actors to take part in a professional production.
Cast & Crew
Director: Suellen Maunder
Designer: Simona Cosentini
Designer: Simone Tesorieri
Lighting Designer: Beck Adams
Composer/Sound Designer: Netanela Mizrahi
Stage Manager: Andi Egan
Production Manager: Angus Robson
Dates & Venue
February 15 – February 25 2017: Brown’s Mart Theatre, Darwin NT
February 2017: Katherine NT
March 30 – April 8 2017: JUTE Theatre, Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns
Groups of 4 or more $28 each
Opening Night Adult $40 (Red Carpet Event with Champagne & Canapés)
Opening Night Concession $35 (Red Carpet Event with Champagne & Canapés)
Opening Night Groups of 4 or more $38 (Red Carpet Event with Champagne & Canapés)
Theatre is for everyone! Prices are set to suit everyone’s lifestyle. Please note that you can also attend a JUTE show free of charge simply by volunteering a minimum of two hours towards the production. Excludes opening night.
The play runs for approximately 95 minutes with one 20 minute interval. Rated G.
Matinee: $15 per student + teacher’s free
Matinee + Workshop: $30 per student + teacher’s free
Evenings : $25 per student + teacher’s free (Nb. Opening night, 31 Mar, is a red carpet event and incurs an extra $10 on top of the ticket fee to cover the included refreshments and catering)
Bookings: School groups can be booked directly through THIS LINK https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B5GFCMG
JUTE Theatre Company acknowledges the support of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund and the Northern Territory Government, The Territory Remembers Program.