"It's Anzac Day this week, that's my day, that's the old Diggers' day"
What is the meaning of Anzac Day? For war veterans like Alf Cook and his friend Wacka Dawson, it's the chance to commemorate history, celebrate heroism and conjure national pride. For Alf's son Hugie, Anzac Day flies the flag for a very different reality, one that brings the dignity of our Diggers to its knees and into the gutter - via one too many down the pub.
Sparking huge controversy on its release in the sixties, the play's first ever production had a policeman stationed at the stage door to ward off the angry public. Death threats were issued to the author. A play that incites as much passion now as ever, The One Day of the Year looks at our national legend through the eyes of generation, class and character. On the 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, HT Productions brings a thoroughly fresh take on the truly Australian classic.
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Powerhouse Road (enter via Shepherd Street, Liverpool)
WHEN: Tuesday 31 March 11am and Wednesday 1 April 8pm
Duration 2 hours : Adults $40, Concession $35, School Groups $15
BOOKINGS: www.casulapowerhouse.com or call 9824 1121.