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STELLA: The Miles Franklin Story (Sold Out)
Saturday, October 7, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7:00 pm
STELLA: The Miles Franklin Story is a new Australian musical by Melbourne composer/lyricist Monique diMattina.
Starring ALMA ZYGIER as Stella and an all-star troupe including Xani Kolac, Fem Belling, Esther Henderson, Sam Lemann, Cat Canteri, Ben Robertson, Adrian Perger, Kalina Krusteva, Zara Giacobello, Darcy Kent, and Monique diMattina, this workshop performance will air the music and script as the show develops.
Although the Miles Franklin Award is Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, most Australians are unaware that Miles was a woman, let alone the details of her extraordinary life.
Weaving together songs, gossip and Stella Miles Franklin’s own words, the show brings audiences on an epic journey from Franklin’s Snowy Mountains childhood to fame as the young author of My Brilliant Career, years battling for women’s suffrage and labour rights in the USA and UK, WWI field work, creative struggles and legacy as a trailblazing champion of Australian art, conservation and culture.
STELLA: The Miles Franklin Story will make you laugh, cry and love what Stella called “our unique, inebriating, laughing, haunting, wistful, brooding, ancient, ageless, siren land”
Music/Lyrics/Book by Monique diMattina
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