HALLOWED GROUND – Playing in La Mama Courthouse MELBOURNE
Wednesday 08 - Sunday 19 August, 2018
La Mama Courthouse
349 Drummond Street
If you happen to be in Melbourne before 19 August you may like a night at the theatre:
Four women. Many stories. A century of service.
Lilian, a surgeon in her fifties, denied military service in World War One, serves with the renowned Scottish Women’s Hospital in the remote Balkan snowfields. In World War 2, Mary, a radiologist, finds herself the only woman among 3000 British troops bound for the Middle East. As a peacekeeper on active service in Iraq, young doctor Tam is plagued by dreams of her own refugee experience, fleeing war-torn Saigon. Catherine, a surgeon in Afghanistan, reflects on the journeys of the remarkable women who paved the way for her own experience as a modern military doctor.
Four women converse across a century.
Director of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson who attended the opening night at the War Memorial said:
Hallowed Ground is a stunning piece of theatre. Four actresses with minimalist props bring to life the stories of women doctors who faced not only the bloody horror and adversities of war, but hurtful discrimination.
Moving, inspiring and educational, this is a true must-see for everyone but especially young women who need to believe they can achieve anything in life and overcome any obstacle.
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