Physical theatre, poetry and dust.
Within the red desert sits a lonely yellow umbrella. It offers no shelter.
Cooper wakes to find himself abandoned in the bush. Grace retraces her brother’s letters into the desert. Jeremy, in the spirit of Jack Kerouac, travels to the heart of Australia in search of enlightenment.
Three twenty-somethings renounce modern life and escape to the outback in a bid to find themselves. Instead, they’re confronted by the harsh reality they find waiting for them, and their romantic notions of adventure are annihilated beneath the harsh Australian sun.
These three interweaving tales of discovery and isolation combine physical theatre, poetry and storytelling. Featuring the original poetry and prose of Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson and accompanied by an indie folk soundtrack, Under This Sun returns to Summer Nights after a smash hit season at The Blue Room Theatre in 2015.
From exciting new contemporary theatre company The Emergence Co. comes a visceral and touching work about the annihilation of the Australian outback dream.
2 – 6 February 6.15pm
PICA Performance Space
Origin: Western Australia
Company: The Emergence Co.
For audiences 15+
Image: Jamie Breen