A show for all Blue Mountains residents playing every weekend in March at spectacular outdoor venues.
Welcome Home Lightning Stone is an inspiring outdoor theatre show.
Three years in the making, created in the Blue Mountains, the show blends professional actors and music from a live band and will play every weekend in March across the Blue Mountains.
Welcome Home Lightning Stone presents a contemporary Koori story through drama, paintings, music, film and dance.
Just after sunset the performance starts when the venue (incl. historic Blue Mountains church’s) is illuminated by an amazing light show which beckons the actors on stage, and we follow the family drama of three Koori cousins as the moon rises and the ‘Welcome Home’ band gets down to work.
This show is a moving story of ‘coming home’ and an insight into the problems facing Aboriginal families today; those still struggling with the hurt of previous generation’s who had been removed from their families, and who are now finding that in NSW their kids are being taken in record numbers, in what some are calling a ‘New Stolen Generation.’
While developing the play the opportunity was seized to debunk some popular myths and let Kooris tell their own stories, their own way.
So if you want to know the real story behind the Legend of the Three Sisters then throw away your Little Golden Book and hear the elders speak of the Seven Sisters.
Bring a picnic blanket, family and friends, to enjoy what has been an unprecedented collaboration amongst indigenous Blue Mountains artists, supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and The Blue Mountains City Council.
TICKET BOOKINGS PH: 0468 424 000
Show dates & venues:
St Paul’s Catholic Church, Mount Victoria: Friday 8th & Saturday 9th March
Kindlehill Performance Space, Wentworth Falls: Friday 15th & Saturday 16th March
Megalong Valley Uniting Church, Megalong Valley: Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd March.
Redfern Community Centre: Thursday 28th March.
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