A world premiere at the OId Mill Theatre this September ponders whether the war is really over when a Polish migrant works as a housekeeper for an Australian ex-serviceman.
Written by Yvette Wall and directed by Mary Wolfla, Dolls From The Sky is set in 1953 and explores bigotry, racism, grief and various struggles as the former serviceman is visited by local parishioners who cause tensions to rise as various truths are revealed.
The show is part of the theatre’s short play season, titled An Anzac Duo, and was inspired by Wall’s parents’ journey as post-war immigrants to Australia.
Joining Dolls From The Sky for the Old Mill Theatre’s season of short plays is Armistice Day by Noel O’Neill.
Directed by Valerie Dragojevic, Armistice Day finds three World War I soldiers meeting a year after November 11, 1918, to celebrate peace – but they find out the price of peace is far too high.
Dolls From The Sky and Armistice Day play at 8pm September 2, 3, 4 and 5 under the collective title An Anzac Duo. All tickets are $20 – book here or call 08 9367 8719.