Eliane Morel

COMMENTS & REVIEWS

“I was amazed by how captivated and
engaged the Year 8 students remained throughout the presentation. I was impressed and so were other teachers who have commented that the content has many applications across different subject areas.”

Barker College, NSW

THE LUCKY COUNTRY

performed by Eliane Morel

THE PERFORMER

Eliane Morel is Australian born of mixed Vietnamese and English heritage. An accomplished comedienne, opera singer and actor, her background is in multicultural theatre. She has performed for The Citymoon Vietnamese Australian Theatre, Kantanka Theatre, the Asian Australian Artists’ Association as well as in regular opera concerts throughout Sydney. Eliane especially loves her work as a ‘humour valet’ providing humour therapy to nursing home residents with dementia.

THE PERFORMANCE

The Lucky Country is a very funny, often touching, one woman show tracing the history of migration to Australia. It celebrates the cultural diversity of our country.

In The Lucky Country we meet six different people from six different eras, each with a tale to tell. There’s Beth Barry and her husband, ten-pound Poms from the early ‘60’s, Afifa the modern-day footballing Lebanese legend and Vittoria, the Italian nurse from the ‘50’s with a great heaving bosom full of ice-cream, tears and motherly love. Mimi recalls the joy, desperation and perils of her sea voyage from Vietnam. Ivana simply wants to bury her past and the horrors of Kosovo and Anisha? Anisha is ‘sooo embarrassed’ by her Indian grandfather who ‘like… ”knew Ghandi”… yeah sure!’ He’s always cracking dumb jokes like - ‘Reincarnation? Nice idea yeh? You get to come back to life! Just a couple of catches: First you’ve got to die and second, you might come back as a cockroach.’

Told with humour and compassion, the stories of our six brave people are universal stories of resilience, diversity and love.

SUITABILITY:
Years 7-10
DURATION:
55 minutes +15 mins optional for discussion
COST PER STUDENT:
$5.00 + 50c gst
MINIMUM PRE SESSION:
$660 ($600 + $60.00 gst if less than 120 students)
NOTE:
Teachers’ notes available
CURRICULUM AREAS:
Modern History, English, Drama, Welfare/Pastoral Care