records interviews with his Holocaust-survivor father.
Not only does he discover a story of survival against overwhelming
odds, but also how their relationship is to change forever.
A true story by Sydney lawyer Tony Laumberg who lays
bare his family story The Lucky One opens
at NIDAs Parade Studio on March 3.
It recreates events in the life of a Jewish doctor during
the German occupation of Poland. It follows him on the run
from the Gestapo after he flees the Warsaw Ghetto, and finally
to a new life in Australia.
The play has been authenticated by the Sydney Jewish Museum
(which is selling tickets), and Moriah College has booked
a performance at its auditorium following the NIDA season.
The play features David Ritchie (Raffertys Rules,
Othello) and Scott Agius (Young Lions, Julius Caesar).
is the author of two hit plays, Unsolicited Male
and The Great Divide, and writer and producer of
six short films, including being the Comedy Channel short
film finalist in 2002.
Lucky One, Parade Studio, Kensington,
Preview performance at Hakoah on February 28.
Friday, February 20, 2004