EPIC IN SCOPE, THE EXILES TAKES US FROM 1840’S UNITED KINGDOM, TO A TRANSPORT SHIP FOR FEMALE CONVICTS, TO THE PENAL COLONIES OF THE FLEDGLING AND UNTAMED AUSTRALIA.
In the 1840’s the United Kingdom frequently exiled those found guilty of crimes both minor and major to penal colonies in Australia, its fledgling, untamed colony.Three remarkable women from varied backgrounds form an unbreakable bond in facing the punishing and brutally unfair life they are condemned to live in the “land beyond the sea”. Based on true events, author Christine Baker Kline brilliantly recreates the hardships of life in this new land while unraveling the opportunities for independence and freedom which these women seized.
“Words…Alive!” brings Evangeline, Hazel, and Olive to the stage to tell their own harrowing stories. You will not soon forget them or the new way of life they helped to create in Australia.