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City of Gold

A BATTLE CRY FROM THE FRONT LINE OF AUSTRALIAN IDENTITY

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A Griffin Theatre Company co-production
By Meyne Wyatt
Directed by Isaac Drandic
29 June - 20 July [PAST EVENT]
Bille Brown Theatre, Queensland Theatre

All Breythe ever wanted was to be an actor, but this isn’t how he imagined his first big television gig – as a young Aboriginal man, being the face of a disastrous misfire of an advertisement that will get him roasted by his mob.

When a messenger bird suddenly brings Breythe tragic tidings from his family, it spurs him on a journey of grief and duty. Returning home to Kalgoorlie, he is thrust headlong into family conflict and the reality of what it means to be an Indigenous youth in today’s Australia.

Rising star Meyne Wyatt’s debut play is as riveting and unflinchingly honest as his stage presence. Urgent, wryly funny and politically incendiary, City of Gold is a call for change that will sound out for years to come.

Cast Includes Anthony Standish, Meyne Wyatt, Christopher Stollery

Assistant Director Shari Indriani

Set Designers Simona Cosentini and Simone Tesorieri

Costume Designer Nathalie Ryner

Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright

Warning
Contains strong coarse language.

Accessibility
Auslan Interpreted Mon 8 Jul 2019, 6.30pm
Audio Described Thu 18 Jul 2019, 7.30pm + Sat 20 Jul 2019, 2pm

Play Briefing
Mon 24 Jun, 6 - 7pm
Bille Brown Theatre

QT Club
Sat 6 Jul, 2pm

Night with the Artists
Mon 8 Jul, 6.30pm

Supported by Playwriting Australia as part of its Muru Salon and National Script Workshop programs

Supported by Playwriting Australia as part of its Muru Salon and National Script Workshop programs

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body

Supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund