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A Performance Reading of Big Gold Mountain rehearses successfully in Perth
2013-09-15 14:58

On 13 September 2013, a performance reading of the play Big Gold Mountain was performed successfully for the first time at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Theatre. Chinese Consul General Madame Wang Yiner, Minister Counselor of Culture from the Chinese Embassy Mr. Shu Xiao, Chinese Deputy Consul General Mr. Liu Yutong , Councillor of the City of Perth Mrs. Lily Chen as well as other 20 representatives from all cycles watched the play on invitation.


Big Gold Mountain is a story of Chinese migrants from Guangdong Province came into the Bendigo goldfields and settled there in the 1850s. The play vividly reflects the bitter history of early Chinese migrants and commends their great contribution to the early development of Australia. All audience, some old Australian Chinese in particular, were deeply touched by the fascinating story and the actors' brilliant performance.


The play is written by WA playwright Mr. Russel Roberts and directed by Mr. John Aitken. All the cast are a new breed of oversea Chinese actors and were only given four and a half days to prepare rehearse, whereas they made a great success.


The play will rehearse several more times from now on. It is sponsored by Stages WA and will make tour performance in major cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth etc.


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