The Day I Left Home

15 June 2015

Event Passed

Like thousands of Indians aspiring to live abroad, Jasminder, Poorv and Sonali come to Australia looking for a bright future. Displaced, hard up and lonely, they strive to make a place for themselves in a foreign land. Driven by their dreams and ashamed to return home, they are trapped in what they thought was a perfect world. There’s not enough money to live on, not enough sleep to refresh the mind, nor enough love to comfort the heart. Conflicting values, flawed choices and accidental mishaps lead them to a destiny they had not imagined for themselves. Jasminder has no money to pay the fees, Poorv has no one to talk to and Sonali is caught in a mirage of freedom. Do these young Indians have the courage to see their dreams crash, or will they crash out before their dreams crumble?

Director Alex Pinder

The NEON Readings program is presented in association with MTC CONNECT, a partnership between Multicultural Arts Victoria and Melbourne Theatre Company that engages talented theatre practitioners from diverse communities to build a richer arts landscape.