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Slow Boat <> by Anna Yen 编剧: 甄锦意

$25.95

THEMES: Minority, War (WW2 & Chinese Civil War), Loyalty, Brotherhood
LENGTH: 2 Hours 20 Minutes
CHARACTER AGES: 20s, 30s & 40s
NO. OF CHARACTERS: Large Cast
SUITABLE FOR: Senior Years & Adults


Brotherhood is easy when things run smoothly. But when someone causes hurt, this is where it’s tested.

Description

Anna Yen‘s Slow Boat blends vaudeville, musical theatre, Cantonese Opera and martial arts. Slow Boat is a play within a play, inspired by the unexpected arrival in Australia of playwright Anna Yen’s father, along with 580 other Chinese men, during WWII.

《缓舟》是一出剧中剧,揉合了杂耍、音乐剧、粤剧和武术。故事启发于编剧甄锦意的父亲及其580名华裔男子于二战时意外抵达澳洲的经历。

SYNOPSIS

To celebrate Victory in the Pacific, six indentured Chinese workers are staging a theatre show at Brisbane’s Bulimba Dockyards. The men aim to weave an epic tale of brotherhood and resilience, charting their journey from poverty and war in rural China, through hard work on the tiny phosphate-rich island of Nauru, to a hasty evacuation from the Japanese to Australia, and all the challenges that they overcame on the way. However, differing perspectives of critical events in their story threaten to derail this display of unity to become the one thing that could tear them apart.

无论是在战火连天的中国,还是布林巴忙碌不断的港口,兄弟情谊和坚韧的精神都会受到时代考验。

六位契约华裔工人为了庆祝太平洋战争的胜利,将会在布里斯班的布林巴港口举行一场戏剧表演。

然而,兄弟们在回顾关键事情上产生意见分歧,这不但危及他们的团结精神 ,更可能导致感情破裂而扬长而去。

编剧: 甄锦意 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Slow Boat is a Playlab Theatre production. Original presentation supported by Brisbane Festival. Thursday 1st September-Saturday 10th September, 2022, Brisbane Powerhouse.

ISBN: 978-1-922424-66-2

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 0.5 cm

Education Notes

The Education Notes for Slow Boat are written and compiled by Stephanie Tudor.

QLD DRAMA SYLLABUS CONNECTIONS
  • Unit 3 – Epic Theatre
  • Unit 3 – Theatre for Social Comment
NSW DRAMA SYLLABUS CONNECTIONS
  • Topic 2 – Contemporary Australia Theatre Practice
  • Unit 7 – Multi-Discipline Theatre
WA DRAMA SYLLABUS CONNECTIONS
  • Unit 1 – Dramatic Traditions in Australia
  • Unit 4 – Contemporary and Devised Drama
TAS DRAMA SYLLABUS CONNECTIONS
  • Area 2 – Ensemble Performance
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