Forgotten people robbed of their freedom

There are now more people working in conditions of slavery than at any time in history. This crime hides in plain sight, possible only because we ignore it.

Award-winning playwright Daniel Keene tells the stories of these forgotten people robbed of their freedom, living in fear, taken far from their homes to work where and when they are told. Broken, unfinished stories from a master story teller, Wild Cherries draws aside a curtain of indifference, bringing humanity into the light.

Keene has won 6 Premier’s Literary Awards and the Sydney Myer Performing Arts Award. His work has been presented at the Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide International Arts Festivals and by the Melbourne and Sydney Theatre Companies. 

Since the year 2000 over eighty productions of his work have been presented in Europe, -  predominantly in France - in theatres such as the Théâtre de la Commune and Théâtre de la Ville in Paris. In 2016 Daniel was appointed to the rank of Chevalier de I’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture for his contribution to French culture.

Beng Oh is a critically regarded director and theatre maker. He’s co-artistic director of independent theatre company 15 Minutes from Anywhere, a member of the Lincoln Center
Theatre Directors Lab and an associate of Contemporary Asian Australian Performance.  Previous productions include: The Yellow Wave, Coloured Aliens, Cuckoo, Mein Kampf, Tom Fool and Porcelain.

Written by Daniel Keene
Directed by Beng Oh
Design by Emily Collett
Sound Design by Ben Keene
Lighting Design by Shane Grant

Performed by: Lucy Ansell, Molly Broadstock, Milijana Čančar, Dennis Coard, Carmelina Di Guglielmo, Kim Ho, Joseph Lai and Troy Larkin

DATE: August 14 - 25, 2019
TIME: Wed at 6.30pm, Thurs-Sat at 7.30pm, Sun at 4.00pm
DURATION: 90 minutes
VENUE: La Mama Courthouse 349 Drummond Street, Carlton
TICKETS: $30 Adult | $20 Concession

BOOKINGS: 03 9347 6948 or 

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