AustralianPlays.org reports on an Australian play on stage
I love this beach. I love it. I love its lumpy outside break. The way the shore curls around the bay until you lose it up by the smoke stacks. The way the southerly smacks you in the face like seaweed and vinegar... And I love it when the sky is so grey it just can’t wait to piss all over your dreams....
A new production of Reg Cribb's Unaustralia opens at La Mama in Melbourne on 1 August.
The production team is crowdfunding the project through Pozible, with a goal of $1500.
The play is based on events at Cronulla in 2005, when racially-movitaed violence suddenly took hold of the beachside suburb and surrounding areas.
The story takes place in the fictional 'Crulla'...
"When two lifeguards
are bashed by two young men 'of middle-eastern appearance,' all bets are
Unaustralia was first produced was first produced as a graduation play by third year acting students at WAAPA in 2007. It was then produced as part of La Mama’s Exploration programme in 2010.
This new production is directed by Tim Nolan and designed by Ken Roach, and is billed as:
"An unmissable experience which will challenge, entertain and shock you. This is a story about us, about Australia, that demands to be told."
by Reg Cribb
Directed by Tim Nolan
La Mama Courthouse - VIC
Presented by La Mama
Crulla Beach represents the Australian dream. A paradise of white sand and blue sky stretching as far as the eye can see. But when a lifeguard is beaten by a young man of ‘middle-eastern appearance’ some start to question who really is a ‘local’? And more importantly, who are the ‘real’ Australians?
"The script is excellent with the dialogue terse and vivid..." —Australian Stage
More info at lamama.com.au