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An epic chronicle of the refugee experience,
Beautiful Words weaves together three very different stories of survival, told through the eyes of three children in different times and places. The outcome is heart-rending, humorous, and surprising by turns. From the horrors of Auschwitz Concentration Camp in the final days of World War II, to Taliban-ruled Kabul, to present day Australia, this enthralling play presents a rich tapestry of human experience, overlapping lives, and the bonds that unite generations.
Over three hours, with some 20 characters,
tells an engaging story with poignant comedy and unashamed feeling.
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Cast : 3F, 6M (doubling)
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-832-3 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Sean Riley is one South Australia’s leading playwrights and over the past few years has written plays for a number of South Australian companies including
The Sad Ballad of Penny Dreadful, presented by Windmill Performing Arts in January 2006,
My Sister Violet for Urban Myth Theatre of Youth in 2005,
The Last Acre (2003) and
The Time of Ashes (2001). His latest play
The Angel & the Red Priest will be performed as part of the 2008 Adelaide Festival of Arts.