She Wrote the Letter
 

She Wrote the Letter is based on an unlikely, long-lasting real friendship between Ute from East Germany and Tania from New Zealand – two women who maintained a 30-year committed pen relationship across language and cultural barriers, and through the collapse of communism. 


Written by prolific Melbourne playwright, Kieran Carroll, in a collaboration with award-winning director Cathy Hunt, the play is drawn from correspondence that begins from a series of youthful letters from 1979 navigating the difficult East-West divide, before drawing us into complex family lives over decades.

Throughout all the political changes and shifts, and the evolution of their own lives, Ute and Tania maintain a loving connection and a longing to see each other’s countries. Performed by Tania McNaughton as herself, with Maria Nordenberg as Ute. 


She Wrote the Letter is based on a genuine experience through an incredible time in history.  


“A standout piece of modern Australian theatre” says Weekend Notes. “Heartfelt two-hander…..full of tenderness” writes TheatrePeople; and from Theatre Travels: “If you’re looking for something that’s going to make you think about the world a little bit differently, look no further than She Wrote the Letter.” 


Don’t miss this funny, joyous, and heart-warming new Australian play.

 

Event details

Venue: La Mama Theatre HQ, 205 Faraday St, Carlton VIC 3053
Bookings: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/la-mama-hq-autumn-2022/she-wrote-the-letter

22 June - 3 July at LaMama Theatre HQ, 205 Faraday St, Carlton.
Wed 6.30. Thu-Sat 7.30. Sun 4pm. 85 mins. Tix $20-$30.
Livestreamed Fri 1 July 7.30pm $10. Some shows already sold out. 

Melbourne