Directed by Fiona Kennedy


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Friday 11 March, 8pm
Saturday 12 March, 2pm (Mattinee)
Saturday 12 March, 8pm
Sunday 13 March, 2pm (Mattinee)
Thursday 17 March, 8pm
Friday 18 March, 8pm
Saturday 19 March, 2pm (Mattinee)
Saturday 19 March, 8pm
Sunday 20 March, 2pm (Mattinee)
The Theatre
Morningside Campus, Southbank Institute of Technology
Clearview Tce, Morningside
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The Play

An award winning and moving Australian classic, "The Shifting Heart" follows the life of an Italian family attempting to make a new life in Australia, in the aftermath of World War II. Melbourne of the 1950's in its first faltering attempts at multiculturalism provides an evocative background to this humorous and ultimately tragic story.

The Playwright

"The Shifting Heart" was Richard Beynon's first play, and was chosen as best Australian play of 1956 for which he earned Sydney Journalists' Club award and was placed 3rd (out of 2,000 entries) in London Observer World Play Competition. He was also a noted actor on the London stage.

The Director

Fiona Kennedy will be remembered by VP audiences for many on-stage roles including Cassie in Rumors and Mae in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

The Cast

Momma - Mary Woodall

Poppa - Laurie Monsour

Maria - Aleathea Monsour

Clarry - Terry Wockner

Gino - Dean Patrick

Leila - Jane Sizer

Donnie - Anthony Bradley

Sgt. Lukie - Dan Kennedy

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