(2009) ‘At the Centre of the Light’
At the Centre of the Light
A play about Mary MacKillop
As 19th century Australia is being mapped, explored and carved up for minerals and land grabs, Mary MacKillop sets out on a journey to discover another landscape made up of beliefs and dreams. She takes a vision of a new order of nuns to Rome. Her original and authentic voice challenges a colonial society and asks, what is this land to which we all belong.
The cast are all well known actors. Caroline Bock has been in many episodes of Neighbours and City Homicide. Has played at La Mama and The Merlin Theatre and now at the new small theatre in Footscray. Is currently in the middle of filming a new Australian film “Vanished”.
Chris Bunworth has just finished filming for the ABC “A Bed of Roses”, due to be shown later this year or early next. Has also been in quite a few Television dramas, e.g. City Homicide. Peter Stratford has played in Frontline.
The Tour of ’At The Centre of Light’ commences in Hamilton at Monivae College on July 29th when there will be two performances.
Tickets can be booked by calling Monivae College on 5572 1244.
Portland 31st July and Saturday 1st August, 2009 at the Portland Arts Centre, where tickets can be obtained by calling 5522 2263.
La Mama Theatre in Melbourne from 4th August through to the 8th where there will be a mixture of matinees and evening performances. Bookings can be made on 9347 6948.
Warrnambool August 13th and 14th, 2 matinees and an evening performance. book at the Warrnambool performing Arts Centre telephone 5559 4999.
Finally for this tour The Robert Helpman Theatre in Mt Gambier on Thursday the 20th August, 2009. Booking can be made on 8723 8741.