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Orana Arts | A Little Piece of Heaven

A Little Piece of Heaven is the story of Auntie Ruth and Uncle Dick Carney, elders of the Narromine community. The couple tell their story in their own words, delivering a truly extraordinary untold tale of Aboriginal life in country NSW through the twentieth century.
From humble beginnings on a campsite near Warren, the story moves through the western shearing sheds and the dances where Dick faces rejection and finds acceptance, to Narromine, where the shearer finds a home, a community, and enduring love. In 55 years of marriage, Dick and Ruth Carney have been through loss and triumph, learned and grown together, and built a life that is a testament to their endurance, generosity, and love.
This extraordinary stage show is produced by an all-star creative team, coming together from regional and metropolitan areas: Paris Norton (Coonabarabran) and Michelle Hall (Nyngan) as coproducers, with John Harvey (Melbourne), Annie McKinnon (Sydney), Alison Ross (Brisbane) and Sam Paine (Mudgee).

Two shows only:

  • Narromine, Friday 27 July 8pm (United Services and Memorial Club)

  • Dubbo, Sunday 29 July 1pm (Black Box Theatre, WPCC).

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