November 18th, Cathedral Hall, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy
The world premiere of a music theatre project, NIGHT OF BROKEN GLASS, spearheaded by international composer/ musical director, Warren Wills and ACU education lecturer, Dr Beth Rankin.
Night of Broken Glass will commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, as seen through the eyes of Indigenous human rights activist, William Cooper, in a completely collaborative and socially inclusive piece of musical theatre. It will interweave the stories of Jewish survivor of Kristallnacht in Munich, Kurt Wildberg; the son of the “Tattooist of Aushwitz”, Gary Sokolov; and the grandson of William Cooper, Uncle Alf Turner, (Uncle Boydie). These stories are inspirational, aspirational and educational, and champion the human rights of all oppressed minorities. Night of Broken Glass will be a performance of music and dance to unite and promote understanding of different cultures, faiths and generations.
Diverse choirs will be taking part including staff and students from ACU, school children and refugees/new immigrants to Australia and choirs such as The Choir of Hard Knocks, Men Aloud.
This piece is artistically and culturally significant to Australian social life, and I strongly encourage you to support both Warren and Beth in their endeavours