Event: Mr Takahashi and Other Falling Secrets
by Sandra Thibodeaux
Darwin 1942 â€“ WWII: A town collapses under the threat of invasion as bombshells drop on Northern Australia. Mothers and daughters, sisters, friends and entire cultures are torn apart by the secrets that start to fall. Is Mr Takahashi to blame?
This is a play about the bombing of northern Australia and is presented as part of the 75th anniversary of that event. Japan unleashed a wave of attacks on the north, including Cairns and Townsville with particularly devastating effects on Darwin, with three times as many bombs as were dropped on Pearl Harbour. Mr Takahashi examines the home front at this time, focussing upon the lives of multicultural and Indigenous women who contributed to the war effort, making, in some cases, the ultimate sacrifice.
This historical play is produced by JUTE Theatre Company in association with Darwin partners, Corrugated Iron Youth Arts. With a cast of 5 professional actors the project also engages young actors in each centre to fill the ensemble and smaller speaking roles. This is a wonderful opportunity for young emerging actors to take part in a professional production.
Cast & Crew
Director: Suellen Maunder
Designer: Simona Cosentini
Designer: Simone Tesorieri
Lighting Designer: Beck Adams
Composer/Sound Designer: Netanela Mizrahi
Stage Manager: Andi Egan
Production Manager: Angus Robson
|Dates:||Thursday, 30 Mar 2017 - Saturday, 8 Apr 2017|
Matinees: Thursday 30th March 10am & 1.30pm
Opening Night: Friday 31st March 6.30pm
Season: 6.30pm Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th April | 7.30pm Saturday 1st, Thursday 6th, Friday 7th & Saturday 8th April
Approx 95min duration with one 20-minute interval.
|Venue:||The Theatre, Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns|
|Program:||JUTE Theatre Company|
Adult $30 | Concession $25 | Groups of 4 or more $28 each