AWAY (La Boite) [Queensland]
Friday November 5, 2021 - 7:30 PM
La Boite (Roundhouse Theatre)
6 Musk Ave
Brisbane, Queensland 4059
Sarah Bennett & Sagenta Cummings
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
Presented by La Boite
By Michael Gow
Directed by Daniel Evans
(photo credit: © Morgan Roberts)
The Gold Coast is a very different place, but some things never change – three families pack their cars for Christmas at the beach. Three families looking for a chance to get away – from the city. From reality. One family is suffering the loss of a child, one fears the same for her own, and one is learning to let theirs go.
Set against the backdrop of an Australia recovering from the Vietnam war, and wrestling with social upheaval, this production of one of Australian’s greatest plays pits the internal conflict of family life against the struggle of a country shaping its future.
Daniel Evans’ production of Michael Gow’s Away takes us on a magical journey from suburban school hall to the Glitter Strip – secrets, seduction and summer collide against the sounds of pounding surf crashing on the shore of a new era.
We have held dedicated seating for our Auslan-interpreted performance of Away. These seats can be purchased by clicking HERE. Please note: this link is only for patrons, and the guests of those, requiring Auslan interpretation.