Struggle to belong

Showing at the Old Mill |Theatre and set in 1953, the play steps back in time to look at 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.

�It�s a chance to play a character similar to my mother; she arrived in Australia from Serbia in the 1960s,� she said.

Joining Dolls From The Sky in Old Mill Theatre�s short play season is Armistice Day, about three 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 Gallipoli in landing 2015.