16 August – 2 September @ State Theatre Centre of Western Australia ·
Presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company ·
by Melodie Reynolds-Diarra
16 AUG to 02 SEP
The launch of a science laboratory into Earth’s outer orbit was hailed as a miracle of the modern age. But what was really going on up there? The nature of the experiments conducted was kept top secret…
It’s July 1979. NASA’s Skylab is hurtling towards Earth, about to crash land near Esperance in remote Western Australia. Nev, Jem and the kids have no idea that their world is about to change: reality shifts, conspiracy theories abound and a pink horse appears out of nowhere. The town’s white fellas start behaving strangely too, with apologies for taking black fellas’ land and handing over all money owed.
Dreamtime meets Monkey Magic in this fantastical comedy where things that were once considered impossible, become not only possible, but real.
Based on a true story – only the facts have been changed to protect the innocent!
For the first time, Black Swan is collaborating with Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company to present this world premiere of a new Western Australian sci-fi comedy.
DIRECTOR Kyle J Morrison
CAST INCLUDES Alan Little
WARNING Some strong language.
Originally developed by Ilbijerri’s Black Writers Lab; Moogahlin’s Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival, Playwriting Australia’s National Play Festival with Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company.
A Rio Tinto WA Stories Project.
Black Swan State Theatre Company and Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company present
SKYLAB by Melodie Reynolds-Diarra
DATES: 16 AUG – 02 SEP 2018
VENUE: Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA
WARNING: Some strong language.
Prices: $35.00 to $55.00
Book via www.bsstc.com.au
More information at www.bsstc.com.au/plays/skylab
More info: www.bsstc.com.au/plays/skylab
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