A La Boite & Brisbane Festival Co-ProductionFrom Darknessby Steven Oliver
7—28 SEP 2019WORLD PREMIERE
Director Isaac Drandic Design Kevin O’brien 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 Community Engagement Coordinator Emily Coleman Cultural Consultant Aunty Colleen Cast Benjin Maza, Lisa Maza, Roxanne Mcdonald, Ebony Mcguire And Colin Smith
FAMILY MATTERS MEETS REDFERN NOW MEETS THE EXORCIST
A GRIPPING, DARKLY FUNNY DRAMA ABOUT A SPIRITUAL FORCE AND A FAMILIES NEED TO CONNECT WITH IT.
It’s the anniversary of Vinnie’s death. His brother, 17-year old Preston is being visited by spirits— seemingly tormenting him 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. It’s time to purge the past to embrace the present, if they’re to have a future, and an encounter with spirits might just be the catalyst they all need.
Steven Oliver’s (Black Comedy, Black Queen Black King) deeply moving new play deep-dives into contemporary family politics and the connection between culture, grief and our humanity, with Oliver’s signature aplomb.
In his debut at La Boite, Isaac Drandic directs this incredible new Australian work with a stellar Indigenous cast.
Tickets $35 - $120**a $4.50 fee applies per transaction
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Opening Night:Wednesday 11th September
Previews:Saturday 7th September 7.30pmMonday 9th September 6.30pmTuesday 10th September 6.30pmAuslan interpreted performance:Tuesday 24th September 6:30pm
Chatterbox (post show Q&A with cast and creatives):Tuesday 24th September 6.30pm
7th September - 28th September 2019
La Boite's Roundhouse Theatre6-8 Musk Avenue Kelvin Grove
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