21 April - 30 OctoberFree Event
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Queensland Theatre is going digital. Join us behind the scenes for play readings with some of your favourite actors, conversations with creatives, practical production tutorials and a celebration of 50 seasons of stories.
Together, let’s share our love of theatre by shifting our conversations from crowded foyers into our homes.
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Every third Tuesday, 7:30pm
Join Lee Lewis and some of your favourite actors for free, live streamed play readings via Zoom webinar.
Showcasing the work of Australian playwrights, Play Club bookings will open via our Quality Time with QT weekly enews. Click here to subscribe.
Following registration, you’ll receive an email with the direct Zoom webinar login link. If you’re new to the Zoom platform, you can find tips for accessing Play Club here.
Tuesday 2 June, 7:30pm
"Let this table be a home for me. Let it be a home for all the lost and the hungry. May all my children and my children's children eat at this table."
In the 1870's a girl is born under a tree — her birth tree — chosen to give her strength and wisdom. When the tree is cut down she follows it into the white man's world, working as a cook for the big house on the island. Her tree has become a kitchen table, one she will pass down through successive generations as a legacy — a way of carving out her family stories. Now, generations later, a young man and his mother fight for ownership of the table.
Featuring Guy Simon (Black Diggers, First Love is the Revolution
), Ursula Yovich (Barbara and the Camp Dogs, Mother Courage and Her Children, Mystery Road
) and Roxanne McDonald (Head Full of Love, From Darkness
), The Story of the Miracle at Cookie's Table
is a moving testament to culture lived, lost and found, the strength of family, adapting and gathering together.
This moving and funny work, set within an Indigenous Stradbroke Island family, is a universal love story about the destructive and restorative relationships between generations. A Q&A session will follow the reading.
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