Brisbane playwright hunts for the truth behind disaster
In August 2000 the world held its breath as desperate attempts were made to rescue the crew of the Kursk, a Russian nuclear submarine which hit trouble during a naval exercise in the Barents Sea.
The submarine ended up on the ocean floor, taking the entire crew with it. While many of us reacted to the tragedy and felt for the submariners and their families, the story affected one Australian more than most.
Brisbane Playwright, Sasha Janowicz, was born in Russia and is around the same age as the Kursk crew members.
With so many stories circulating about the cause of the disaster, Janowicz travelled to Russia to seek out the truth behind the controversy. It became clear that the true story of the Kursk had to be told.
The Kursk features prominent Queensland performer Eugene Gilfedder, who is a tour de force as Russian Admiral Popov. He has received 5 Matilda Awards and has also won a Green Room Award for Best Actor for his role in 'A Beautiful Life'.
The story of The Kursk follows three narratives -- the sailors trapped beneath the ocean awaiting rescue, the political games and intrigue that surrounded the rescue attempt, and the friends, family and loved ones who waited desperately for any news.
The Kursk will be performed at The Events Centre on Saturday August 29 at 7.30pm.
Tickets can be purchased by calling (07) 5491 4240 or visiting www.etixdirect.com.au
Ticket prices - Adults $36.00, Concession $32.00, Child/Student $15.00, Members $32.40, Concession Members $28.80
Pre-Show dining is available.
Cost is $25.00 per person. $22.50 Centre Club members for a buffet style meal that includes main, dessert, tea/coffee.
Bookings essential for Pre & Post Dining.
Pre-order your intermission beverages.
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