A Town Named War Boy @ Metcalfe Auditorium - State Library of New South Wales

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Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) are set to continue their recent winning streak of exceptional productions as
they present A Town Named War Boy by award winning playwright, Ross Mueller. This intimate and emotional work is co-commissioned
by the State Library of NSW and opens on the eve of the 100-year anniversary of Gallipoli. Playing in the
Metcalfe Auditorium at the State Library, the production will be directed by ATYP’s Artistic Director Fraser Corfield
(Sugarland, M.Rock) and can only run from 29 April - 9 May 2015 in a strictly limited season.

Based on the State Library’s jaw-dropping collection of First World War diaries, photographs and letters, A Town Named
War Boy brings to life the personal accounts of the young men who set sail for the far side of the world. Their exploits are
our history. Their sacrifices are the stories we grow up with: the ANZAC legend.

Some of the diaries and letters are finished, others just stop. When you read them you meet the person, see the changes
in their hand-writing, feel the indentation of the pen, the smudges of changed thoughts. Our young past is captured, alive
and preserved.

The exceptional young cast bringing these stories to life include 2015 Logie nominee for Most Outstanding Newcomer, Brandon McClelland
(Suddenly Last Summer (STC), ANZAC Girls (ABC1), Joshua Brennan (M.Rock (STC/ATYP), Parers War (ABC1), Simon Croker
(Dead Man Walking - State Theatre) and Edward McKenna (Actors Centre 2014).

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Theatre & Comedy

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Cultural & Other

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