2023 Long Tan (SOLD OUT)
WARNING: This production includes mature themes, simulated and stylised violence, adult language and loud noises. It is not suitable for young people under the age of 14.
AboutLONG TAN by Verity Laughton is a play based on one of the most significant Australian battles of the Vietnam War, where 105 Australian and three New Zealand soldiers fought against 2,500 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops in a mud-filled rubber plantation in South Vietnam.
The battle resulted in 18 Australian deaths and over 245 communist Vietnamese casualties. The play was created through interviews with surviving Australian soldiers, Vietnamese contributors, and family and friends of those who died.
It is both a work about a contentious time and an iconic battle, as well as being a meditation on the fractures in collective memory and the consequences of extreme demands on human beings in military conflict.
Run time: 1 hour 15 mins with no intermission.
A lockout applies and latecomers cannot be admitted after the start of the performance.
Refreshments provided by Marist Hockey Club so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Marist College Theatrette
27 Marr Street, Pearce ACT 2607