The One Day of the Year by Alan Seymour
This play explores the universal theme of father-son conflict against the background of the beery haze and the heady, nostalgic sentimentality of Anzac Day. It is a play to make us question a standard institution - Anzac Day- but it is the likeability and genuineness of the characters that give the play its memorable qualities. Alf, the nobody who becomes a somebody on this day of days; Mum, the anchor of the family; Hughie, their son; and Wacka, the Anzac, with his simple, healing wisdom.
Shirley Burke Theatre
64 Parkers Road, Parkdale Victoria 3195