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White Pearl

By Anchuli Felicia King
Directed by Priscilla Jackman

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In the boardroom of Clearday cosmetics, beauty is only (white) skin deep.

In Singapore, it’s just another day at the office of Clearday cosmetics. That is, until they discover that their new TV commercial has been leaked online. The video goes viral for all the wrong reasons. Someone is definitely going to get fired.

Can the high-flying team at Clearday rise above their personal squabbles to save the company?

As they scramble to contain the fallout before the American market wakes up, the open-plan, glass-door office proves to be a nest of secrets, lies and resentments.

Anchuli Felicia King’s new play is a ruthlessly entertaining portrait of toxic corporate culture, casual racism and the complexity of pan-Asian relations.

2021 Education Pack Program

  • Duration
    1 hr 30 min, with no interval
  • Times
    Evenings: Mon & Tue 6.30pm, Wed – Sat 7.30pm
    Matinees: Wed 1.00pm, Sat 2.00pm
  • Accessibility
    Auslan Interpreted Mon 28 Jun, 6.30pm
    Audio Described Thu 8 Jul, 7.30pm
  • Play briefing

    Tue 15 Jun, 6.00pm

  • Night with the Artists

    Mon 28 Jun, 6.30pm

  • Warning

    This play contains strong language, adult themes, sexual references and smoke effects. White Pearl dissects aspects of race and culture and contains content that may be confronting for some audience members. Subject to change.

  • Duration
    1 hr 30 min, with no interval
  • Times
    Evenings: Mon & Tue 6.30pm, Wed – Sat 7.30pm
    Matinees: Wed 1.00pm, Sat 2.00pm
  • Accessibility
    Auslan Interpreted Mon 28 Jun, 6.30pm
    Audio Described Thu 8 Jul, 7.30pm
  • Play briefing

    Tue 15 Jun, 6.00pm

  • Night with the Artists

    Mon 28 Jun, 6.30pm

  • Warning

    This play contains strong language, adult themes, sexual references and smoke effects. White Pearl dissects aspects of race and culture and contains content that may be confronting for some audience members. Subject to change.

Creatives

Writer Anchuli Felicia King
Director
Priscilla Jackman
Designer
Jeremy Allen
Lighting Designer
Damien Cooper
Composer and Sound Designer Michael Toisuta
Composer and Associate Sound Designer
Me-Lee Hay
Projection Designer
Anchuli Felicia King
Voice Coach
Amy Hume
Dramaturg Courtney Stewart

Cast

Soo-Jin Park Deborah An
Sunny Lee
Cheryl Ho
Ruki Minami
Mayu Iwasaki
Built Suttikul
Nicole Milinkovic
Marcel Benoit
Matthew Pearce
Priya Singh
Vaishnavi Suryaprakash
Xiao Chen
Lin Yin

White Pearl: What to expect

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Interview with Playwright Anchuli Felicia King

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Play Briefing

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Our Partners

White Pearl was first developed by Playwriting Australia through its National New Play Development Program and the National Play Festival in 2018.

17 JUN – 10 JUL Bille Brown Theatre, Queensland Theatre
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