South Australian playwright Elena Carapetis explores migrant stories in post-war Australia

Published by: State Theatre Company | 24-Oct-2018
State Theatre Company will cap off its 2018 season in November with the world premiere of The Gods Of Strangers, an epic family drama exploring the migrant experience in post-war Australia.
Venue: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
Address: King William Rd, Adelaide
Date: Nov 14 - Dec 2
Time: 8pm
Ticket: $30-$84
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Call: 131 246
Inspired by the oral histories of Greek, Cypriot and Italian migrants to regional SA, the historical fiction by State Theatre Company resident artist and Greek-Cypriot descendent Elena Carapetis will premiere in Port Pirie with the support of Country Arts SA.

The show, starring Dina Panozzo, Eugenia Fragos, Elizabeth Hay, Philippos Ziakas, Deborah Galanos and Renato Musolino, will have a three-week season at the Dunstan Playhouse after opening in Pirie, where Elena's family first set foot in 1947.

The work is heavily inspired by Elena's own family history, which she has been researching for almost two years.

"I am a descendant of people who left everything they knew behind them, to travel to the other side of the world," Carapetis says.

"I am so proud to be able to share some of this history now, via my play. I doubt they ever imagined their humble lives would make the stage, but their stories rival any classic."

As funny as it is heart-warming, this multicultural drama honours the stories of hardship, perseverance and love that flow through our communities.

The production will be performed in a mix of English, Greek and Italian with English surtitles.

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