Aboriginal playwright Nathan Maynard presents a hilarious portrait of the Duncans, a family bursting with love and always up for a laugh. They’re back on Big Dog Island, a speck of land in Bass Strait, for the annual mutton-bird harvest. Hatchets are buried, secrets told, pranks pulled and birds plucked.
But this year, things are different. One generation is giving way to the next, the youngsters have their own way of doing things, and government regulation is making its presence felt - even on this remote patch of earth.
Maynard knows those hot, cramped work sheds first hand. His play is sharp as a tack and blunt as a brick.
Featured in the 2017 Melbourne Festival.
- 978-0-9577544-5-4 3
- full length
- Australian Script Centre