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BEMAC Live: Dominoes and Rum

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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‘Dominoes & Rum’ is an original theatre production written and directed by Nicholas ‘Prince’ Milverton. Set in the fictional Caribbean Island of Colibri, a developing country facing a major economic downturn and rising crime and violence. After 14 years in Australia, Ezra, a born Colibrian, returns to the island with the hope of reconnecting with his culture and community only to find himself navigating a social world that he only vaguely understands. Combining comedy with social research, this play shines a light on the exciting, awkward, uncomfortable and interesting realities of life in the developing world.

Writer and director Nicholas ‘Prince’ Milverton is a British/Jamaican/Australian artist, now residing in Brisbane, who has presented his work at Backbone Festival, Brisbane Fringe Festival, the Institute of Modern Art and La Boite Theatre. His work includes the theatre productions, ‘Stop that Nonsense!’, ‘The Double Text’ and ‘The Old Man and the Robot’ as well as the feature film, ‘My Win is Yours’.

‘Dominoes & Rum’ is influenced by his experiences in Jamaica as well as a set of interviews that were conducted on individuals who had returned to their respective nations.

Ezra is played by Rwandese-Australian artist Donne Ngabo, recent WAAPA graduate who references his identity and cultural memory both as a performer and as a writer. His co-lead in the play is Ethiopian-Australian actress Fikrte Bushell, who takes pride in developing original productions which represent the African diaspora.

About BEMAC Live

BEMAC Live is a series of professionally produced shows, underpinned by BEMAC’s programming principles, that champion and elevate diverse artists, and their artistry, as creators of original work of the highest quality and relevance possible. For more information about BEMAC’s program of upcoming events, visit bemac.org.au/season/

7:30pm, Friday, June 7
Queensland Multicultural Centre
102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point QLD
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Tickets $35 Full/$25 Concession: https://events.humanitix.com/bemac-live-dominoes-and-rum/tickets
More info: bemac.org.au

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There is very limited parking around the QMC. We encourage all guests to use public transport. QMC is only a 2-minute short walk from the Holman Street Ferry Terminal and bus routes 27 and 234. You can find more info about how to get to QMC at http://qmc.org.au/visit

BEMAC is a subsidiary of Settlement Services International (SSI), supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


June 7
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Queensland Multicultural Centre
102 Main Street
Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169 Australia
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