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She Wrote the Letter
June 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on June 23, 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on June 24, 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on June 25, 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on June 26, 2022 at 4:00 pm
One event on June 29, 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on June 30, 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on July 1, 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on July 2, 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on July 3, 2022 at 4:00 pm
She Wrote the Letter is based on an unlikely, long-lasting real friendship between Ute from East Germany and Tania from New Zealand – two women who maintained a 30-year committed pen relationship across language and cultural barriers, and through the collapse of communism.
Written by prolific Melbourne playwright, Kieran Carroll, in a collaboration with award-winning director Cathy Hunt, the play is drawn from correspondence that begins from a series of youthful letters from 1979 navigating the difficult East-West divide, before drawing us into complex family lives over decades.
Throughout all the political changes and shifts, and the evolution of their own lives, Ute and Tania maintain a loving connection and a longing to see each other’s countries. Performed by Tania McNaughton as herself, with Maria Nordenberg as Ute.
She Wrote the Letter is based on a genuine experience through an incredible time in history.
“A standout piece of modern Australian theatre” says Weekend Notes. “Heartfelt two-hander…..full of tenderness” writes TheatrePeople; and from Theatre Travels: “If you’re looking for something that’s going to make you think about the world a little bit differently, look no further than She Wrote the Letter.”
Don’t miss this funny, joyous, and heart-warming new Australian play.
Livestream on Fri 1 July 7.30pm $10.