BOY OUT OF THE COUNTRY played as part of the inaugural Pioneer Play Festival. The play is a favourite with schools but this was the Sydney premiere. An interesting script which explores the conflicts around loss of rural lifestyle, it is written with an idiomatic style that sees naturalistic and non-naturalistic scenes beside each other and mood and emotion heightened by language.
Hunter and Gordon have come to blows. Hunter has returned to his rural hometown after seven years away to find progress in an unstoppable march. His boyhood home is next to be sold and developed, his mother Margaret, has been relocated and his elder brother has dollars in his eyes. There’s a squabble inevitable as Hunter refuses to let go of the past. Local police officer Walker will handle the physical dustup but Gordon’s wife, Rachel, will be left to moderate between the two. There are big stakes for both men and intractability is their male heritage. Continue reading BOY OUT OF THE COUNTRY. IS THE LOSS OF RURAL LIFESTYLE INEVITABLE?→
British playwright Dave Simpson’s THE NAKED TRUTH is a very good fit for Blood Moon, a pub theatre located in the heart of Kings Cross.
The narrative is easy to follow- a group of women of various ages and sized get together regularly at a community hall to take pole dancing lessons. They share jokes, and stories from their lives, and their quirky personalities. One of the women is diagnosed with terminal breast cancer and in support of her the group decide to put on a pole dancing show for the public, the proceeds of which will go to breast cancer research. Continue reading [ACT IV] THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS THE NAKED TRUTH @ BLOOD MOON THEATRE KINGS CROSS→