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Occurs every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Sweeping through the Russian Revolution, World War II, and Brisbane history, Motherland is an epic new work of historical fiction, informed by actual events.

Three women, exiled from their homelands, find their lives are woven together across continents and decades. Nell Tritton, the Brisbane wife of a deposed Russian prime minister forms a close friendship with Nina Berberova, who is exiled in Paris. The woman who would tell their story is Alyona, a Russian curator whose dreams of a new Australian paradise are crushed by bankruptcy and the Fitzgerald Inquiry.

Shortlisted for the Patrick White Playwrights' Award, Motherland is a tapestry of friendship, displacement, home, and identity - a finely-crafted story of the casualties of love, ambition, and politics.

Playwright: Katherine Lyall-Watson
Director: Caroline Dunphy
Cast: Kerith Atkinson, Peter Cossar, Barbara Lowing, Daniel Murphy & Rebecca Riggs.
Set Designer: Annie Robertson
Lighting Designer: David Walters
Composer & Sound Designer: Dane Alexander
Dramaturg: Kathryn Kelly
Producer: Danielle Shankey
Assistant Producer: Madeline Römcke

Warning: This production contains adult themes.

Motherland has been supported by Creative Sparks. Creative Sparks is a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Motherland was supported by the Judith Wright Centre’s Fresh Ground artist-in-residence initiative, made possible through Arts Queensland.

Season: Wed 30 October 2013 - Sat 16 November 2013
Preview: 7:30pm Tue 29 October 2013
Where: Sue Benner Theatre

Adult $20.00, Concession $16.00, Preview/Group 10+ $12.00

Event Details
Date: 29 October - 16 November 2013
Time: 7.30pm - 9pm

Where is it?
Metro Arts
109 Edward Street
Brisbane, 4000

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