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The Gods of Strangers

8th November 2018 — 9th November 2018

Presented by State Theatre Company South Australia

When a stranger comes to your door, you let them in. They might be a god in disguse.

It’s 1947. Two women in Port Pirie greet unexpected guests at their doors. At one – a man looking for shelter, work and to leave his past behind him. At the other, a woman seeking someone she has lost, and something that was stolen from her.

It is said that if a stranger knocks on your door, you let them in – they could be a god in disguise. But, what do they bring in with them?

A family drama of epic proportions, in the spirit of Miller, Kazantzakis and Kambanellis, The Gods of Strangers promises to be an impassioned night of theatre.

Inspired by the oral histories of Greek, Cypriot and Italian migrants to regional South Australia, this historical fiction explores the untold struggles of belonging, identity and family in post World War II Australia. Featuring the formidable Rosalba Clemente (The Seagull), Renato Musolino (1984, Othello) and Eugenia Fragos (Things I Know To Be True), this multicultural drama has been written from the heart, especially for State Theatre Company South Australia and Country Arts SA by Resident Artist and Greek Cypriot descendant Elena Carapetis.

Photo: James Hartley
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Ministry of the Arts’Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund.
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