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The One Day of the Year

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by May (subscribe)
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This might be an alternative to the Dawn Service
The One Day of the Year is an Australian play written in 1958 by Alan Seymour about Anzac Day.

This was a compulsory text for High School English classes in the 1970s. At 15 years of age, I was more interested in David Cassidy and John Farnham during his 'Sadie' period to pay much attention in the classroom.

However, I did see this performed by a local community theatre group a couple of years ago and was totally engaged. It was a well-staged production which held the audience's attention throughout. I'm sure everyone in attendance left the venue thinking about the themes presented.

So what is The One Day of the Year all about? "Alf's son Hughie and his girlfriend Jan plan to document Anzac Day for the university newspaper, focusing on the drinking on Anzac Day. For the first time in his life, Hughie refuses to attend the Dawn Service with Alf. When he watches the march on television at home with his mother and Wacka, he is torn between outrage at the display and love for his father."

This production, directed by Jan Nary, will be presented on the 24th of April, ANZAC Day Eve, at the Redlands Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) commencing at 2pm

RPAC is located at 2 - 16 Middle Street, Cleveland and tickets are available here or by ringing 07 3829 8131.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults: $20.00
Seniors/ Pensioners: $15.00
Students: $10.00
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When: 2pm
Phone: 07 3829 8131
Where: RPAC, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland
Cost: See article
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May, you are right, this just may be the way we do things in the future. Whatever will be, this will be a great event. Susan
by Susan J Bowes (score: 3|1994) 121 days ago
May I studied this play in Aussie Lit at Uni. I am fond of it.
by May Cross (score: 3|7878) 121 days ago
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