An enduring masterwork of Australian Indigenous theatre
Remaining a vital masterwork 20 years after it was penned by Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman, this new adaption of The 7 Stages of Grieving is a wise and powerful play about the grief of Aboriginal people and the hope of reconciliation.
In this one-everywoman show, Chenoa Deemal (Queensland Theatre's Mother Courage and Her Children and St Mary's In Exile) spins poignant stories of different people from different mobs - tear-streaked tales of tragedy go hand-in-hand with jubilant celebrations of simple survival. Funny, devastatingly sad, politically relevant and culturally profound as it traverses the phases of Aboriginal history, The 7 Stages of Grieving is an invitation to face hard truths, to join hands and grieve. It shares true and personal stories that need to keep being told.