Set against the isolation of the mid-19th century Australian landscape, "Holy Day" deals with themes of race, gender and justice, exploring the conflict between new beginnings and forgotten pasts. More…
A traveler’s rest on the ruthless colonial frontier. A child is missing. A man is dead. A church is burned to the ground. When strangers take the law into their own hands in a land that is not their own, history will be forged and stories will be told in the name of survival.
"Why would a young, downtown theater company put on this relentlessly gruesome play...Yet, I can’t remember the last time I saw such a hateful play given such an impressive production. The eight-member cast is intense and committed...As the plot unfolds, secrets pried public, and lies exposed, we learn that nothing is as it initially appeared; everything is worse." Full Review
See it if This is a great show with an amazing cast, solid writing and stage direction, with a very absorbing and fascinating story.
Don't see it if you are triggered easily by rape and child murder. It's a bit bleak so if you must have a happy story, don't see this.
See it if You want to see a play that is intense at times and deals with relationships, racism, conflict and survival in Australia.
Don't see it if You want something light and fluffy. You want to miss out on a great performance by some talented actors dealing with some difficult issues.
See it if A mystery of a burned church & stolen infant unleashes desperation & brutal violence in the harsh outback. Powerful acting.
Don't see it if You don’t want to see a serious Australian western with a bleak landscape, mean outlaws, tough whore, oppressed natives & failed missionary.
See it if you’d like to experience the stage equivalent of a 1950s historical movie epic in Panavision: gritty characters awash in primal emotions.
Don't see it if you’d have trouble following numerous troubled characters as they traverse their several complicated, intertwined storylines.
See it if you want a look at relationships of another time and country that reflect current times. Ambitious play well done by actors on a huge stage.
Don't see it if you have trouble with accents and some soft speaking done while facing all directions on a huge stage with background music at times.
See it if You're interested in a story about Australia and its colonization. Strong female characters, good acting.
Don't see it if You're not interested in historically-based shows or dislike sexual references in plays.
See it if you like a good story with multiple plots that draw you in from the beginning then take you on a wild ride
Don't see it if you dislike dark themes and disturbing props for interaction among the characters
See it if Australian parallel of Manifest Destiny: White people terrorizing and enslaving Native Americans and Black people for money / religion.
Don't see it if A shotgun / shooting sounds are triggering. "Wild wild west Westerns," imperialistic Missionaries, or genocide of indigenous disturb you.
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See it if You enjoy one act plays with good acting and clever staging. Intense story about racist treatment of native people in 1800s Australia.
Don't see it if You don’t like intense plays, plays that contain cursing or dramas that address troubling sexual and racist events.
See it if you want to see the dark side of colonial Australia. A dense, dark story filled with raw emotions, not easy to watch, but well worth it.
Don't see it if you are looking for something funny or lighthearted.
See it if U'll enjoy a traditional historic drama, interesting story w/mostly good acting--shout out to Leah Gabriel (Nora) who was excellent.
Don't see it if U don't enjoy dark themes; will dislike a play in which the "natives" are mostly props for interaction among whites.
See it if I have always been interested in Australia, Rabbit Fence and anti miscegination laws. This plays into that same interest for me.
Don't see it if Emotional violence, rape, death are not on your mind. This is not an easy story.
See it if An interesting show sbout as bit piece of Australian history. Deals with indigenous people and suffering. Well directed.
Don't see it if Can be graphic as well a depressing story. Some serious subject matter that may not sit well with some audience members.
See it if You are open to being challenged by learning of the abuses heaped upon the Black Aboriginals in Australia by the White settlers.
Don't see it if You are squeamish about nudity, sexual themes, and violence.
See it if You like westerns, lots of well drawn characters, racial and sexual themes, at times intense drama well played and well constructed.
Don't see it if You mind a very busy play, play with lots of racism and rape portrayed. Some current theater cliches and some characters that don’t work.
See it if you are interested in history, Australia, injustice, racial relations, and human cruelty portrayed intensely on stage.
Don't see it if you do not like dark, gut wrenching historical drama.
See it if a story set in the harsh "wild west" of the Australian outback sounds interesting. People did what they had to in order to survive.
Don't see it if you do not want to see mistreatment of the "weak" - be they indigenous people, children, or women. Set reflects the harshness of the play.
See it if You’re into Wild West themes; the cast summon the 1850s ambience of Australia quite well; a reminder “history is always told by the winners”
Don't see it if “Colonists surviving the wild (and the First Ppl” is not of your interest; some actors’ stage whisper is not audible from last row;
See it if Like plays with no intermission. Modest cast; intimate theatre. Period piece, with accents. There's references to sexual violence, violence,
Don't see it if Suicide, gender, and racial issues. It started about 13-minutes after call time and ran for about 100 minutes. It can be a lot to take, at
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