Showing at the Old Mill Theatre and set in 1953, the play looks at the racism, grief and the challenges faced by a former war serviceman who employs a migrant housekeeper from Poland.
Aung Than plays the role of the Polish housekeeper Anna and said she drew from her mother�s experiences of assimilation to understand the difficulties her character faced.
�Anna is a new Australian who really wants to assimilate into culture but finds it difficult due to racism from some people,� she said.
�It�s a chance to play a character similar to my mother; she arrived in Australia from Serbia in the 1960s.�
Dolls From The Sky playwright Yvette Wall said some of the inspiration for the Polish character�s journey stemmed from her own family history.
�My father arrived from British India in 1948 and had a keen interest in World War II history that he passed on to me,� she said.
�I did some historical research to write this play; it�s dedicated to my parents.�
Joining Dolls From The Sky with Old Mill Theatre�s short play season is Armistice Day, a story of three war soldiers who meet after World War I to celebrate peace but discover it comes at a high price.
Dolls From The Sky and Armistice Day will play together under the collective title An Anzac Duo to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landing.