7 – 12 February @ Studio Underground ·
Presented by Artist-In-Residence Ursula Martinez ·
In 1998 Ursula Martinez took to the stage with her parents for
the sublime A Family Outing. Now, 20 years later, she attempts
to recreate the show without her dad and with a mother who can
no longer remember her lines.
Absorbed in wryly honest and frank conversation, a mother and
daughter expose the banalities, hilarity, foibles and frustrations
of their relationship. Contrasting past and present, they bicker,
cajole and encourage each other through this endearingly ad hoc,
entertaining and ultimately uplifting performance.
Since A Family Outing originally premiered in 1998 Martinez has
turned 50, her father has passed away and her mother has been
diagnosed with early stage dementia. Through a canny interplay
with the first production, this bracingly funny new show blurs
the lines between artifice and reality while grappling with
identity and the march of time.
A Perth Festival Co-Commission
Co-Commissioned by SICK Festival and Barbican Centre, London
Directed by Mark Whitelaw
Pictured: A Family Outing