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Wed 20 Mar 2013, 8:00pm–11:00pm
Thu 21 Mar 2013, 8:00pm–11:00pm
Fri 22 Mar 2013, 8:00pm–11:00pm
Sat 23 Mar 2013, 8:00pm–11:00pm
Sun 24 Mar 2013, 6:30pm–11:00pm

Where: Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Concession: $35.00 ($32.00 + $3.00 fees)
  • General Admission: $35.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: helen10

Award winning play by Neil Cole

"The story of a family settling in Australia after surviving wartime Poland"

A migrants tale of the 1950's that has contemporary relevance"

The play "The Broken Streamer" starts on March 14th 2013 at Chapel off Chapel. Written by award winning playwright Neil Cole and Directed by Lucy Freeman.

The Broken Streamer tells the story of Lolek and Mela Groch, one family who are one of seven hundred survivors of the Lodz Ghetto in Poland, where 240,000 Jews were killed in the Second World War.

The play describes their last night under German occupation in the Lodz Ghetto in Poland with the Germans determined to kill them all. While both very sick they start working in a business in Poland, they are sick have a small child and then move to Australia.

The play is set in the 50s, and tells the story of their arrival in their new home Australia, how they settled in, and to life after the horrors of war.

The story is the classic migrant experience, striving to succeed in business, becoming close with Australian neighbours and trying to put the war behind them.

Featuring a stellar cast Sarah Plummer, Natasha Guzel, Clara Pagone, Dean Gunera, Anita Torrance, Tom Baron and Steven Sheeran. The Broken Streamer has contemporary relevance for so many migrants and refugees today, as it highlights how Australia is a culturally diverse country and all the better for it.