Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
Old Mill Theatre
Old Mill Theatre
5 Jun 2015 to 20 Jun 2015
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Tickets - Tickets are $25, $20 concession book at or on 9367 8719.
Duration - 120 mins

A CLASSIC Australian play from the 1950s highlighting parallels with today’s fly-in, fly-out workers takes to the Old Mill Theatre stage in June.

Written by Ray Lawler and directed by Trevor Dhu, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is considered by literary scholars to be the most significant in Australian theatre history because it provided a turning point where distinctly Australian life and characters were openly and authentically portrayed.

Two itinerant cane cutters, Barney and Roo, have spent the past 16 summers off with two ladies in Melbourne.

Every year, Roo has brought a tinsel doll to his girl Olive, as a gift to symbolise their relationship – but this 17th summer is different somehow.

All four lovers come to face certain unpleasant truths about themselves in what is described as an unusual, compelling love story, hailed by critics in New York for its vigour and integrity.

“The play is similar to our fly-in, fly-out workers and the women they meet when they return, ...more
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