Theatre: 1938: An Opera.
Thursday, October 4-Saturday, October 13
An Authentic 2012 Re-enactment of the Authentic 1938 Re-enactment of the 1788 British Colonisation of Australia. On Australia Day in 1938, Australia's first major Aboriginal protest, the Day of Mourning took place against the backdrop of a jolly national celebration of 150 years of European colonisation. 1938: An Opera invents an alternative history where Aboriginal activist Marge Tucker teams up with Italian anarchists and Chinese communists to subvert a re-enactment of Governor Phillip's landing, incite revolution and expose the brutality behind the White Australia Policy, all while singing and dancing. An epic multicultural satire on nationalism and racism. 7:30pm. The Open Stage, University of Melbourne, 757 Swanston St, Parkville. $25/$15.