A STORY OF SOILby Chi Vu
A Story of Soil looks at two young Australians trying to forge an identity that acknowledges both Vietnamese and Australian values. Tien is torn between her loyalties to her parents and a desire to assert her identity. She runs away with Simon, her troubled boyfriend, to the Australian bush. Tien’s brother, Jonathan, is drawn into violence to assert his masculinity in a society which does not value being Asian. Meanwhile Quynh and Hieu, their parents, must reassess where they are now.
|Cast||2 female, 4 male|
|Audience age||teen, adult|
|Publisher||Australian Script Centre|
This title appears in:
Playbox Asialink Prize for Bilingual Play (2001 winner)