The Shifting Heart [Brisbane]
Friday May 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Chelmer Community Centre
Cnr. Queenscroft & Halsbury Streets
Chelmer , Brisbane, QLD 4068
Sarah Bennett & Kahli Timms
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
The Shifting Heart by Richard Beynon
|An award winning and moving Australian classic, by Richard Beynon, The Shifting Heart follows the life of an Italian family attempting to make a new life in Australia, in the aftermath of World War II.
Melbourne of the 1950’s in its first faltering attempts at multiculturalism provides an evocative background to this humorous and ultimately tragic story.
What the critics say: ‘A study of the psychology of racism and its victims’ – Oxford History of Australian Literature ‘This Australian play won a prize in the Observer Play Competition and it is easy to see why. For it is a strong play set in strong words; and strongly played, it leaves a strong imprint on the imagination.’ – the Observer ‘A piece of theatre which is exciting, funny and intensely moving.’ – Daily Herald ‘Has irresistible warmth and a compelling sincerity that makes it an experience not to be missed.’ – the Star ‘A back-porch view of an immigrant family trying to sink their racial pride in a hostile suburb.’ – Daily Mail ‘Something very near greatness.’ – Evening News.….