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18 May 2017 | 11am & 7pm

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Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre presents

In this exuberant award winning cabaret Josipa Draisma shares the deeply personal, but universal tale of her mother’s migrant experience.

11am Matinee performance all tickets: $22

Based on interviews with Josipa’s mother Ivica, Melita Rowston has written a cabaret that captures the hardship
and absurdities of life in Vrsi, Croatia and the bravery of a father who went on a risky journey across the seas to create a better life for his family.
While considered by some as a common weed, the beauty and resilience of the ljubičica, the wild violet, becomes the enduring symbol for Ivica’s journey.
Experience an evocative performance of spirited Croatian music that transcends culture and language.
These emotionally charged Sevdalinka, Bećarac and Klapa songs will transport you to a faraway place evoking tears of nostalgia and laughter.

Boldly put, this is the best play I have seen and it’s right up there as one of the best pieces of theatre I have ever seen. THE BUZZ FROM SYDNEY

Starring Josipa Draisma
Written/Directed by Melita Rowston
Violin/Guitar Michael O’Donnell
Accordion/Flute Crystal Moloney
Vocals Mara Knezevic & Josipa Draisma

Book Lunch or Dinner

Lunch will be served after the matinee. Dinner will be served before the evening show.

Crni Rizot and Prawns (Cuttlefish Risotto with Prawns and Garlic)

Vegetarian option: Mushroom Risotto

Price $22 per person.

Event Information


Duration60 min (no interval)


Cost$25 Adult
$22 Conc/Senior
$20 Child
$80 Family 4
$98 Family 5
$20 Group (10+)
$18 Schools

Phone02 9824 1121


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