Free play to shine spotlight on family violence

A PLAY depicting the tragic consequences of violence against women will be shown to spark conversations this White Ribbon Day.

A free performance of the “The Boys” will be held at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon tomorrow night at 6pm to highlight the issues at the heart of White Ribbon Day.

The play is described as the story of the Sprague family who welcome home Brett from jail and ignore the dangerous undertow of anger and resentment seething beneath the surface.

Latrobe Valley White Ribbon Day ambassadors Alan Wilson and David Elder said they felt there was a lack of informed community conversation about what could be done to stop violence against women.

Mr Wilson said addressing this was the motivation behind the free screening.

“Violence is everyone’s business and not just a family matter,” he said.

“The idea is to start the conversation and then be able to talk to them about some solutions, work through some of the issues, some of the myths and provide some perspective around it.”

Mr Wilson, who is also the chief executive of Quantum Support Services, said his and other support organisations such as Relationships Australia would attend and join the cast in speaking to the audience following the performance.

Tickets to “The Boys” are free, but limited and should be booked through the box office at Grey Street on 5176 3333.