6-8 Musk Avenue
7 - 28 Sept | La Boite - Roundhouse Theatre
By Steven Oliver (AUS)
A gripping, darkly funny drama by Steven Oliver (Black Comedy, Black Queen Black King)about a spiritual force and a family’s need to connect with it.
It’s the anniversary of Vinnie’s death. His 17-year-old brother, Preston, is being visited by spirits while he sleeps. His sister, Akira, buries her pain in her phone. Their father, Eric, is in denial and their mother, Abigail, is numbing her pain with drink, while Nan is coping with it all by talking… a lot.
There’s no denying that Preston’s on the cusp of something otherworldly. The family’s disconnect from each other and the world has gone on long enough, and an encounter with spirits might just be the catalyst they all need.
This incredible new Australian work with a stellar Indigenous cast deep-dives into contemporary family politics and the connection between culture, grief and our humanity, with Oliver’s signature aplomb.
Benjin Maza, Lisa Maza, Roxanne McDonald, Ebony McGuire and Colin Smith
Writer Steven Oliver
Director Isaac Drandic
Set Designer Kevin O’Brien
Costume Designer Nathalie Ryner
Lighting Designer Ben Hughes
Associate Lighting Designer Christine Felmingham
Sound Designer Guy Webster
Visual Designer Keith Deverell
Assistant Creative Emily Wells
From Darkness is supported through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Languages and Arts program and presented in association with Playwriting Australia. Development supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and the Creative Sparks Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council to support local arts and culture in Brisbane.
This event concluded in 2019.
Previews - 7, 9, 10 Sept
Auslan interpreted - 24 Sept
6-8 Musk Avenue
Adult - $56
Concession - $46
35 & under - $35
Student - $35
Preview - $35
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