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Orchid and the Crow By Daniel Tobias

September 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

A comedy about an atheist surviving cancer

Comedy performance and FREE art workshops coming to Elliston


The Elliston community will experience a Country Arts SA Shows on the Road program for the very first time when the ‘The Orchid and the Crow’ is staged at the Elliston Community Hall on Saturday 15 September 2018 at 7:30pm


Reflecting on writer/performer Daniel Tobias’s real life (and almost death) experiences, The Orchid and the Crow is a solo performance that is part story-telling, part-theatre featuring original songs from the award-winning writers of Otto & Astrid (Die Roten Punkte).


The winner of a Green Room Award for Best Writing Cabaret the show deals with rarely discussed themes in an entertaining, accessible and comical way, this is a brilliantly clever and ultimately moving story that audiences have described as ‘lifechanging’.


The District Council of Elliston has generously offered to subsidise the first 100 Adult ticket sales so that those Elliston audiences can access the show at great value.


In conjunction with the Orchid and the Crow theme community members in Elliston of all ages will have the opportunity to partake in a FREE series of visual art workshops with visiting artist Annabelle Collett from Monday 27 – Wednesday 29 August 2018.   Ms. Collett will facilitate creative play and patterns on paper or fabric to create a variety of sculptural forms exploring pattern and motif through the contrasting use of Black and White.   The theme will symbolise the extremities of life – the good and the bad, the strength and the fragility, the light and the dark, the push and the pull.  The artworks will be used to create a Hall installation as part of The Orchid and The Crow touring performance.  People who partake are urged to collect all things Black and White including papers, paints, plastic containers, string, pegs, wool, fabrics, used clothing, toys, plastic plates and implements.


Kym Callaghan, Chairperson, District Council of Elliston says, “The community celebration of the Elliston Coastal Trail will be held on Saturday 15 September with a fabulous line-up of events from 12:30pm.  The Orchid and the Crow performance, visual art workshops and installation is part of an exciting program of events.  I hope that Elliston people will take advantage of the visual and performing arts elements which offer great value.”



‘The Orchid and the Crow’

Elliston Community Hall, Memorial Drive

Saturday 15 September 2018, 7:30pm

*Tickets available on the door at 7pm

Suitable for audiences 15 and over


Tickets on sale NOW!

District Council of Elliston

21 Beach Terrace

Adult/Group $20 (first 100)

U17 $10


September 15, 2018
7:30 pm