Old Girls Spreading an Important Message in the Outback
Millie Samuels (2008) and Edwina Samuels (2009) are currently travelling rural NSW with their two-woman play after a sell-out season in Sydney in 2018. Sisters in real life and on stage, Millie and Edwina (born and raised in Dubbo) present Dolores, written by Edward Allen Baker.
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Their work aims to expand access to inspiring productions and immersive educational experiences, while supporting artistic content that promotes important conversation around timely social issues.
Following great success in Gunnedah, Corowa, Tumut, Wagga Wagga and Bathurst, for anyone who might in the area, you can find them in:
• Orange 16-17 March
• Dubbo 22-24 March
A little bit about the play
Dolores is a 45-minute, one act play written by Edward Allan Baker.
It is a portrait of two sisters, Sandra and Dolores, who are caught in repeating patterns of domestic abuse and dealing with it in very different ways. The play addresses the difficulties women experience in speaking out as well as the multitude of barriers faced by women in accessing support. Unfortunately, domestic violence is very prevalent in all communities and country NSW is no exception. The writer Baker explores these hard themes but in no way does he forget to entertain.
10% of all ticket sales will be donated to White Ribbon Australia, with a collection at each performance for local services. Millie and Edwina also hope to help audiences understand that their unique sets of skills can help to effect change in their communities whether they work in schools, local businesses, health services or at a government level.