STRUGGLE TO BELONG
ACTOR Natalie Aung Than is set to explore post-war migrant life as she takes on a role in the world premiere of play Dolls From The Sky.
Showing at the Old Mill Theatre and set in 1953, the play steps back in time to look at racism, grief and the challenges faced by a former war serviceman who employs a migrant housekeeper from Poland.
Aung Than plays the role of the Polish housekeeper Anna and said she drew from her mother’s experiences of assimilation to understand the difficulties her character faced.
“It’s a chance to play a character similar to my mother; she arrived in Australia from Serbia in the 1960s,” she said.
Joining Dolls From The Sky in Old Mill Theatre’s short play season is Armistice Day, about three soldiers who meet after World War I to celebrate peace, but discover it comes at a high price.
Dolls From The Sky and Armistice Day will play together under the collective title An Anzac Duo to commemorate the centenary of Gallipoli in landing 2015.