Family violence stories brought to life on stage
THE stories of domestic violence victims will be told on the Maryborough City Hall stage to raise awareness and community discussion on October 27 from 6.30pm.
It All Begins With Love is a verbatim theatre production presenting real life stories about domestic and family violence.
The half-hour production presents five women's stories drawn from real words of real victims and survivors of domestic and family violence together.
After the performance, a Q&A session facilitated by a professional counsellor will run for half an hour.
Sponsored by Bruce Saunders, MP for Maryborough, in conjunction with the Fraser Coast Family & Domestic Violence Alliance and Uniting Care, the aim is for the audience to begin to see the social costs of family and domestic violence in our society and the life-long effects on victims.
Uniting Care Organiser Angela Williams said it was a true representation of what victims of domestic violence go through.
"You get ot look and see a number of family situations that are enacted on stage," Angela said.
The theme of the performance is 'It Does Begin with Love' but it spirals into different forms of family violence and abuse.
The show does contain coarse language and is therefore recommended for people 15 years and over.
About 200 school students from the Fraser Coast will watch the performance at 1pm on October 27.
For more information go to www.creativeregions.com.au.