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15th of October 2018

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Multi-generational tale of Italian migration comes to the Q

Jurassica. By Dan Giovannoni. Directed by Bridget Balodis. A Red Stitch and Critical Stages production. Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre. September 19-22, 2018 at 8pm. Matinee performance at 2pm on September 22. Tickets $39-54. Bookings:

For actor Joe Petruzzi, an Italian-Australian born in the 1950s, it still shocks and delights him that "a 30-something year old Indian woman" could approach him after a performance, telling him how accurately he portrayed her story.

This seems to be the universality of Jurassica, the multi-generational, migrant play coming to the Q.

"Jurassica" comes to the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre.

"Jurassica" comes to the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre.

Jurassica tells the tale of Italian couple Ralph and Sara, who during the 1950s trade in the rolling green hills of Tuscany for the concreted front yards of Moorabin, Victoria.

If you're Italian and you know it, the production has been described as being as patiently put together as “Nonna’s perfect slow-cooked pork”.

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