City of Gold
10 Nimrod Street
Kings Cross NSW 2011
26th July 2019 to 6th August 2019
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Young actor Breythe left Kalgoorlie dreaming of a dazzling career.
Now he’s found himself starring in a controversial Australia Day ad that pays big, but draws the ire of his mob. Racism is subtle but persistent in an industry where directors request he darken up for ‘authenticity’ and typecast him as ‘tracker,’ ‘drinker’ or ‘thief.’
Returning home, Breythe’s just as alienated from country and lore. His cultural capital distances him from furious brother Mateo and activist sister Carina, all of them struggling with regret and responsibility after their father’s death.
Meyne Wyatt burst onto the acting scene in 2011’s Silent Disco at Griffin, going on to grace screens (The Sapphires, Redfern Now, Mystery Road) and star on the Broadway stage (Peter Pan). Now he returns to the Stables as a playwright who is as courageous as he is merciless. It may be unclear where character ends and creator begins.
City of Gold is a howl of rage at the injustice, inequality and wilful amnesia of this country’s 21st century. It’s an urgent play for the moment from a vital new voice.
A co-production with Queensland Theatre and Griffin Theatre Company
|26th July 2019||7:00pm to 8:30pm|
|27th July 2019||7:00pm to 8:30pm|
|29th July 2019||7:00pm to 8:30pm|
|30th July 2019||7:00pm to 8:30pm|
|31st July 2019||7:00pm to 8:30pm|
|1st August 2019||7:00pm to 8:30pm|
|2nd August 2019||7:00pm to 8:30pm|
|3rd August 2019||7:00pm to 8:30pm|
|5th August 2019||7:00pm to 8:30pm|
|6th August 2019||7:00pm to 8:30pm|
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