Plays focuses on Anzac Day
WHAT is the meaning of Anzac Day?
The 1958 play The One Day of the Year, written by Alan Seymour, examines the differences with which the older and younger generations view this day.
The Australian play will be performed at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre by Melbourne company Hit Productions. Managing director Christine Harris said this was a really important production tour this year.
“Being the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing... we as Australians are focusing on our heritage and our past and obviously looking at what went before,” she said.
Controversial for its time, the play highlights the conflict between a father and son over tions,” Ms Harris said.
“It’s also a beautifully entertaining piece that is so touching.”
Ms Harris said the director hadn’t created a period piece.
“He’s actually taken a very contemporary look with this production,” she said, describing the play as an “absolute Australian classic”.
“I remember sitting in the audience on opening night and having absolute goose bumps,” she said.
Ms Harris said the performance would definitely resonate with audiences.
“There’s so much beautiful Australian vernacular throughout the piece,” she said.
“It’s a wonderful look at the generational division... over Anzac Day.”