The drama of refugees' lives
Scattered Lives, a play by Sally Mackenzie, tells the stories of the thousands of people who seek refuge in Australia each year. They come from Afghanistan, Austria, Bosnia, Chile, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Palestine, Sudan, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam, and the former Republic of Yugoslavia.
These stories capture impressions of Australia in the 1950s, of Australia’s detention centres in 2002, and of Australia’s present day immigration situation.
Refugees flee political and religious persecution. They come to reunite with their families.
Most often, they come because they have no choice.
Scattered Lives is Theatre Theatre’s first production for the year and is directed by Angela Mitchell. It’s a poignant piece and explores attitudes towards people suffering displacement.
Scattered Lives is on at the Temple Theatre in Magellan Street, Lismore, this Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6, from 8pm.