Event The Blue Hour
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Venue Odeon Theatre, Norwood, SA
Umbrella Event Adelaide Festival 1996
First Date 13 March 1996
Opening Date 13 March 1996
Last Date 16 March 1996
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description The title refers to the transitional period between day and night when the light in Australia is almost identical to the light in his country of origin, Italy ... explores the psychology and act of their leaving ... The Blue Hour is intriguing, thought-provoking and entertaining theatre, inspired by and - according to programme insert – in some parts 'reconstructed from' Tadeusz Kantor's Wielopole - Wielopole.
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Drama
Adaptation
Subjects Migrants
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Paul Bongiovanni Actor
Matthew Crosby Actor
Renato Cuocolo Actor
Melita Jurisic Actor
Robert Meldrum Actor
David Pledger Actor
Catherine Simmonds Actor
Fiona Todd Actor
Kate Pitman Costume Designer
Renato Cuocolo Director
Paul Jackson Lighting Designer
Renato Cuocolo Playwright
Jorge Merjer Set Designer
Anton Chekhov Writer
Tadeusz Kantor Writer
Resources
Text Nationality Australia
Poland
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information The extent to which Cuocolo 'reconstructed' elements of this show from Kantor gave rise to claims of plagiarism in some quarters.
Data Source
Source Description
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record March 1996
Programme Adelaide and Melbourne season
Data Reviewed By Geoffrey Milne (GeoffreyMilne) on 26 September 2012
Event Identifier 26942