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BINDJAREB PINJARRA

BY ILBIJERRI Theatre Company | 07-Jun-2012
…a comedy about a massacre? It’s deadly.
Venue: Footscray Community Arts Centre
Address: 45 Moreland Street Footscray VIC 3011
Date: 13-16 June 2012
Time: 13 June @ 1pm & 7pm, 14 June @ 1pm & 7pm, 15 June @ 7pm, 16 June @ 7pm
Ticket: Adult - $20, Concession - $15
Buy / Ticket: www.trybooking.com/BJOA
Web: http://ilbijerri.com.au/productions/project/bindjareb-pinjarra1/
Kelton Pell & Geoff Kelso
A brilliant improvised comedy about WA’s Pinjarra Massacre. Created and performed by Nyoongar and Wadjella (whitefella) actors, BINDJAREB PINJARRA demonstrates extraordinary risk taking through its fusion of history, outrageous comedy and physical theatre. The catalyst for this theatrical history lesson is the mass killing of Nyoongar people at Pinjarra on October 28, 1834 – an event recorded as the Battle of Pinjarra but mourned by local Nyoongar as a massacre. An account of this story is played out in front of a dramatic backdrop painted by Nyoongar artist Tjyllyungoo (Lance Chadd). Presented by The Pinjarra Project & Deckchair Theatre, locally presented by ILBIJERRI and Footscray Community Arts Centre. Created and performed by Isaac Drandic, Geoff Kelso, Sam Longley, Frank Nannup, Kelton Pell and Phil Thomson.