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    Dusted Off - A play starring, written and directed by BRETT HUNT

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    This year is the 40th anniversary of Redgum’s iconic song I Was Only 19. Actor, musician and singer/songwriter Brett Hunt brings to the stage with alacrity and passion, the story of his family and his father Frank Hunt – the eponymous Frankie who ‘kicked the mine the day man kicked the moon’. Just as in John Schumann’s song, the Frank Hunt of DUSTED OFF is an everyman, and through music and monologue the one-man play explores the legacies of war, of post-traumatic stress, and of a family’s survival and redemption through intergenerational trauma.

    The multi-character, one-hander has its genesis in the Vietnam experience but it is as much about love as it is about war. It is a story of one man and one family, as it is the story of all our young men and women, who fight anywhere and return home to pick up the pieces. 

    It is not a case for war, nor a glorification, nor a regret. It is a universal exploration of a young veteran’s motivations, injuries and efforts to keep a family together through indescribably tough circumstances. It is a tale of generations and Brett’s birthright to tell, as a son, grandson and great grandson of veterans.

    Described as a troubadour, a journeyman, and a keeper of the flame, Brett is fundamentally a storyteller. The stories he tells are gripping and authentic. With story and song DUSTED OFF is an enthralling and uplifting one act play that will take you on a journey – one that will never be forgotten.

    Watch the DUSTED OFF trailer here.

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