Jack Charles v the Crown, he addresses these and many other ups-and-downs in his life with musical accompaniment. With a twinkling charm and a beaming smile, Charles is a bundle of stage energy, providing a unique perspective on this shameful chapter in Australian history.
Indigenous Australian actor Jack Charles has lived several lifetimes in his 72 years. He was taken from his mother as an infant and raised in a boys' home — a victim of the "stolen generation" of Aboriginal indigenous children forcibly separated from their families and culture. He later became homeless, a heroin addict, and a convicted criminal. He began acting at age nineteen and emerged as the leader of the indigenous theater movement in Australia; he co-founded the country's first indigenous theater company. In his one-man show now touring,