• Plays & musicals

Stardust and The Mission

Ararat Town Hall, 193 Barkly Street, Ararat, Victoria, 3377
26 Jul 2019

Featuring the Ararat City Band, this double bill brings you two stories about love, music and war – and all the things that people leave behind. The show includes jazz and brass music from the 1920s – 1940s, and will feature the Ararat City Band.

Stardust tells the story of Col Brain, a professional trumpet /cornet player and bandmaster. Before Col died, he stored all of his life’s possessions into a wooden dresser and locked it up, never to be opened again.

The Mission tells the story of Allan McDonald: a “Fighting Gunditjmara” man from south-west Victoria, who was one of the State’s first Indigenous soldiers to enlist for war. Allan fought at some of WWI’s most famous campaigns, including Gallipoli and Beersheba – only to be denied a soldier’s settlement on his ultimate return to Australia, and forced from his land at the Lake Condah Mission. So what drives someone to fight for a country that doesn’t even recognise them as a citizen? How do you keep fighting in an unjust world and why?

Content: Ararat Town Hall
Type Entry cost

Adults $29, concession $19

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  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Public toilet
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
Ararat Town Hall, 193 Barkly Street, Ararat, Victoria, 3377

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