Every man has his breaking point …
‘Once in a generation a mysterious wish for war passes through the people. Their instinct tells them that there is no other way of progress and of escape from the habits that no longer fit them.’ - General Ian Hamilton, Allied Forces Gallipoli 1914.
The Soul Miner is a one-man show that uses physical theatre, song, comedy and mime to tell the story of the disturbing effects of war and the trauma of memories. Set in the 1920′s, with WW1 not yet a distant memory, The Soul Miner is a powerful journey into the psyche of a man who reached his breaking point, and crossed over.
Trapped in a collapsed mineshaft with another young miner who is badly injured, Jim is driven back into thoughts and memories of his time in Gallipoli during WW1. As their situation worsens, the play explores the relationships and humour that exist between men in traumatic situations, an expose into the all too rare world of male vulnerability.
Returning to The Malthouse after a critically acclaimed 2004 season, don’t miss your chance to see this powerful production.
Identity Theatre is a not-for profit organization, created specifically to help men deal with issues of identity, depression, anxiety, and self. Their plays are a tonic for the soul and an awakening for men who have otherwise lost their way. The Soul Miner is the first play in a new series of works to be staged in 2012 and 2013.
Created by Ray Swann with Andreas Litras, Performed by Ray Swann, Directed by Andreas Litras.
April 5 – April 9
113 Sturt St Southbank
Tuesday 5th April 8pm **Preview**
Wednesday 6th April 1:30pm & 8pm
Thursday 7th April 1:30pm & 8pm
Friday 8 April 1:30pm & 8pm
Sat 9th April 1:30pm & 8pm
Preview: Full $31.50, Conc $26.50, Student $25.00
In Season: Full $36.50, Conc $29.50, Student $25.00
(ticket prices include a min. $1.50 booking fee)
Tickets available via the Malthouse Theatre Box Office.