Script Reading: La Societa Italiana [Apr 2]
The true story of Rina Codognotto and her Italian family’s Melbourne city restaurant at the outbreak of WWII, as the very culture that saved them from crushing poverty and oppression only decades before, now segregates, arrests and interns them.
A visceral, epic family saga that bursts through the confines of 20th Century Melbourne history and relinquishes its secrets to a new generation.
Written by Marita Wilcox
Dramaturged and directed by Peta Hanrahan
Cast: Marissa O’Reilly – Artemis Ioannidis – Dominic Weintraub – Helen Hopkins – Carolyn Bock – Brianagh Curran – Tony Nikolokopolous – Gabriel Partington - Josh Massarotti – Kevin Hopkins – Sebastian Lamour – Samantha Kennedy – James Singleton – Christian Taylor
Photograph origin: Marita Wilcox
Image software facilitation: Adrian Prosen & Karen Wilson
ID A girl aged 10 years stands next to a sitting man who is her family's restaurant's chef. She wears a white frilly dress and he a chef's uniform and tall white chef's hat. They are in front of an old wooden suburban fence.