The history of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people will be unearthed in a play exploring ideas of culture, identity, bravery, and friendship through shadow puppetry.
A Not So Traditional Story - written by palawa playwright Nathan Maynard - follows two children, Timita and Wurangkili, who venture far from home.
Though the show previously entertained audiences across the state in 2018, and was presented at Arts Centre Melbourne and Brisbane Festival, it will now once again be brought back to it's home state.
Terrapin Puppet Theatre artistic director Sam Routledge said the show was designed to be watched by an intergenerational audience and provide a "light touch to something serious".
"Nathan has done a really clever job of truth-telling in regards to the invasion in a really entertaining, irreverent way," he said.
"It's great to be invited to work with those First Nations artists and champion their voices."
Performer Denni Proctor plays the role of Wurangkili in the performance and said it was exciting to bring the Tasmanian Aboriginal story back to lutruwita.
"It's a dark history here ... and I think education is key to teach about the true history of our island and being able to be a Tasmanian Aboriginal person playing in a show written by a Tasmanian Aboriginal ... is super exciting."
Ms Proctor said she hoped the show would create empathy and understanding of what First Nations people experienced in the past and the trauma that was still carried.
The performance will show at the Earl Arts Centre until October 2. Tickets are available through the Theatre North website.
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