DATES: 2-4 August 7:30pm
VENUE: Alexander Theater 48 Exhibition Walk Clayton VIC 3168
Sharp as a tack and blunt as a brick, The Season is a funny, charming and real portrait of Tasmanian Aboriginal culture. The Season features the exciting – but all too rare – combination of an Aboriginal writer, director and seven member cast of some of the nation’s most distinguished Aboriginal actors, including Trevor Jamieson (The Secret River) and Mathew Cooper (Redfern Now). Families are like seasons: you don’t get to pick them, and when they show up you best be ready.
Somewhere between mainland Australia and Tasmania lies Dog Island. For six weeks every year that’s where you’ll find the Duncans, a mob as funny as they are unforgettable. They come back to roost for mutton-bird harvest, and have done for as long as anyone can remember. Amid the threat of snakes and Pop’s explosive temper, the family reunites with a country and culture still very much alive.
But given their long memories and the width of their smart-arse streak it’s not just the birds that are sticking their beaks where they’re not welcome. As with any family, tension simmering just below the surface can bubble over with both heartbreaking and hilarious results.
Writer Nathan Maynard
Set and Costumer Designer Richard Roberts
Lighting Designer @RachelBurke
Sound Designer Ben Grant
Tour Cast Trevor Jamieson, @MattCooper, Lisa Maza, @JamesSlee , @NazareeDickerson, Maitland Schnaars and @DellaRaeMorrison
“Director Isaac Drandic should be commended for tuning performances that strike a balance between free-wheeling comedy and understated emotion.”
– The Sydney morning Herald
“The best thing about the production is how connected the actors seem to be to each other; together they create a sense of shared history and well-worn comfort.” – Time Out
“Maynard has crafted a fine and often very funny family drama.” – Daily Review
Children (15 and under) $25.00
Monash Student (ID required on collection) $15.00
Thanks to our friends at Monash University Academy of Performing ArtsBohemian Rhapsody Club and Magazine is proudly covering the production (media : Diana Russ ) please stay tuned for more information