Palm Sunday, centre stage

Cast of Stormy Waters

Cast of Stormy Waters

Issues surrounding refugees and asylum seekers have inspired an unusual theatre production coming to Wesley Church on Lonsdale Street on Palm Sunday.

Stormy Waters takes the audience on a journey through 200 years of Australian history, charting changing attitudes towards asylum seekers.

In the play, four actors narrate and sing, bringing to life characters who play out the asylum seeker drama – the politicians, the refugees and the public.

The play was recently performed in Gippsland where audiences had strong responses to the confronting production.

“The play is quite provocative, but I think in a thoughtful and appropriate way,” Wonthaggi Uniting Church minister Ross Stanford said.

“For many it’s about understanding their own humanity and their relationship with asylum seekers in ways they haven’t felt before.”

Stormy Waters runs between 12.30 and 1.15pm on Sunday 29 March and admission is free.

At the conclusion of the performance, audience members will have the opportunity to walk together to the State Library to join the 2pm Palm Sunday March down Swanston Street.

For more information contact Jennie Deane on 0400 823 466.

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