Driftwood – The Musical

Published by: Michaela Hall | 16-Feb-2022
An epic story of love, courage, survival …. and foldable umbrellas based on Eva de Jong-Duldig’s memoir. Directed by Wesley Enoch AM. Starring Tania de Jong, Anton Berezin, Fem Belling, Sara Reed and Troy Sussman. Adapted for the stage by award-winning playwright Jane Bodie Musical Direction and Composition by Anthony Barnhill.
Venue: Alexander Theatre, Monash University
Address: The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts, 48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton
Date: 13 – 14 May 2022
Time: 13 May – 1pm and 7:30pm, 14 May – 2pm and 7:30pm
Ticket: $29 - $59
Web: https://driftwoodthemusical.com.au/
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EMail: michaela.hall@bigpond.com
Call: 0419113633
Umbrella Events in association with Creative Universe presents the world premiere performances of Driftwood - The Musical.

Directed by esteemed theatre-maker Wesley Enoch AM, this epic story has been adapted for the stage by award-winning playwright Jane Bodie, based on the original memoir by Eva de Jong-Duldig.

Driftwood – The Musical is the inspirational story of the renowned Austrian/Australian sculptor Karl Duldig and his artist/inventor wife, Slawa Horowitz-Duldig. It follows their lives in pre-war Vienna, Slawa’s ingenious invention of the foldable umbrella, and an incredible chain of events after miraculously escaping the Holocaust and rebuilding their careers as artists in Melbourne. It is a magical story of art and creativity, survival and perseverance, family, freedom and love.

Karl Duldig and Slawa Horowitz-Duldig’s granddaughter, acclaimed Soprano Tania de Jong AM performs the lead role of Slawa with Anton Berezin playing Karl Duldig, Fem Belling (Rella Horowitz-Laisné), Sara Reed (Eva) and Troy Sussman (Ignaz/Marcel/others) rounding out the all-Jewish cast.

Driftwood - The Musical features original music and arrangements by Anthony Barnhill with lyrics by Tania de Jong AM and Jane Bodie.

Also has a season at Chapel Off Chapel (18 May 2022 – 28 May 2022):
Opening Night - 7:30pm
Wed & Thu - 1pm & 7:30pm
Fri - 7:30pm
Sat & Sun - 2pm & 7:30pm

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