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Hanchos' Meeting in Cowra

8 March 2013 - 24 March 2013

5 August 1944

The year is 1944 and Australia is at war.

545 Japanese prisoners of war at a camp in Cowra, New South Wales, plan the largest escape attempt in Australia's history.

Each group of Japanese soldiers elects a representative to speak for them.  These representatives then vote whether or not to go through with the plan.

Back in the present, a group of women attempts to ascertain the truth about the soldiers and their fateful decision.


This play is the first in a series celebrating the Rinkogun Theatre Company's 30th anniversary.


After the performance on 10 March, there will be a talk by Yoji Sakate and Aubrey Mellor, Australian senior fellow at the LASALLE College of the Arts.

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RIN KO GUN Theatre Company

Illustration by Haruyo Mita


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