Gunnedah will host a live theatre performance on Friday, March 1 in preparation for International Women’s Day on March 8.
Gunnedah Shire Council and Gunnedah Community Action Team (GCAT) partnered with sam. Productions and Arts on Tour to bring the production ‘Dolores’ to the shire.
‘Dolores’, a 45-minute, one-act play written by Edward Allan Baker, will make its way to the Smithurst Theatre. It is a portrait of two sisters, Sandra and Dolores, who are caught in repeating patterns of domestic abuse and deal with it in different ways.
The play addresses the difficultly women have in speaking out, and the barriers they face in trying to access support.
Council’s cultural precinct team leader Lauren Mackley said GCAT members are constantly working as a united front to recognise, prevent, address and eliminate domestic and family violence and homelessness in the Gunnedah community.
“The production of Dolores is an opportunity to begin the discussions for International Women’s Day as well as a way for our community to engage in a social capacity with those who are working tirelessly to prevent domestic violence in the community,” Ms Mackley said.
“This will be a chance for [the] audience to learn the unique way every individual can affect change in our community.”
The production will be shown at the Smithurst Theatre from 7.30pm on Friday, March 1. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online here.
Ten per cent of all ticket sales will go to White Ribbon Australia.