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A Fortunate Life
January 29, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Narrogin Town Hall, Saturday 29 Jan 2022
Doors open 7.30pm, Show starts 8pm.
Licenced Bar available.
Seating available at Tables of 6 (book individual seats, or a whole table), and also in Rows.
Bringing your own nibbles? Consider booking seats at a table to allow plenty of room for snacks.
$30 Arts Narrogin members ($27 Early Bird until 26 December)
$15 School-aged children (recommended age 9+)
Resilience, fortitude, love…an ordinary man’s extraordinary life in 20th century Western Australia.
In 2020, a striking collaboration between artists of stage and screen honours the trials and triumphs
of extraordinary everyman A.B. Facey, whose award-winning Australian classic autobiography, ‘A
Fortunate Life’, has been adapted for theatrical presentation.
Stuart Halusz, Artistic Director of THEATRE 180, is thrilled to be working with new entertainment
platform, CinemaStage, to bring this classic 20th century tale into a new era of storytelling, with live
performances at cinemas throughout Western Australia.
‘A Fortunate Life’ embraces themes that are intrinsic to our history and culture as modern
Australians – resilience, fortitude, hope and integrity, bringing the beloved bushland to the big
screen and placing humanity centre-stage.
As A.B. Facey’s extraordinary story unfolds, audiovisual projections and live actors evoke distinct
natural environments, definitive historic events, and the daily grind of farmers, settlers and city
dwellers throughout 20th century Western Australia.
All ages are invited to experience this groundbreaking theatrical production – connect with
generations past and present through this incredible true story and gain insight from Facey’s
experiences as a bushman, sportsman, railway ganger, a World War 1 soldier and a 20th century
family man. This is a unique opportunity to become immersed in modern history and experience the
combined impact of live theatre and cinema.
THEATRE 180 evolved from Agelink Theatre, a 25-year success story creating theatre from oral histories founded by Jenny Davis OAM and has added Main Stage theatre and Education pillars to the trajectory into a new and challenging future.
A Fortunate Life includes West Australian cast favourites: Rebecca Davis, Benj D’Addario and Michael Abercromby.
Writers: Jenny Davis and Stuart Halusz | Director: Stuart Halusz | Composer: Ron Siemiginowski
Audiovisual Designer: Green Man Media | Sound Designer: Ben Collins.