22 May 2024

The River That Ran Uphill

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The River That Ran Uphill

The River That Ran Uphill is showing 30 May to 1 June. Image: Canberra Theatre Centre.

Do you know the story of the river that ran uphill? With a cyclone at its centre, this is a story of the collision between nature and humanity set in the Pacific Islands. Our young protagonist demonstrates courage in the face of adversity to remind us how important it is to come together as a community in our weakest moments. It’s a story that shows audiences, young and old, how the seemingly impossible can become possible when we work together.

In 2015, Cyclone Pam ravaged the South Pacific. Edgell Junior, a Ni-Vanuatu man from Pentecost Island and member of Slingsby’s Flying Squad ensemble, experienced and survived Cyclone Pam and its aftermath. Based on his lived experience, this moving production emphasises the real importance of community cooperation and resilience.

The details:

What: The River That Ran Uphill
When: 30 – 31 May 2024
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Cct, Canberra ACT 2601
Cost: $35.00 – $40.00 plus transaction fee. Get tickets now.

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