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The Season

By Nathan Maynard

 

It’s mutton-bird season and the Duncans are back in their plucking shed. Amid the threat of bird gurry, tiger snakes, Aunty Marlene and Pop blowing a pooper valve, the family reunites with a country and culture still very much alive. Hatchets are buried, secrets told, pranks pulled and deep connections drawn.

Set on Dog Island in Bass Strait, The Season is written by Tasmanian Aboriginal writer and performer Nathan Maynard, who has been endorsed by elders to share the stories of his community. His voice is as sharp as a tack and as blunt as a brick, and with it he tells a disarming, funny story with a crucial point to make; “We’re still here”.

Featuring some of the best Aboriginal talent from around the country including Trevor Jamieson (The Secret River) and Tammy Anderson (I Don’t Wanna Play House). You’ll be fascinated and inspired. And you’ll laugh your head off.

 

Writer: Nathan Maynard
Director: Isaac Drandic
Dramaturg: Peter Matheson
Set and Costume Designer: Richard Roberts
Lighting Designer: Rachel Burke
Sound Designer: Ben Grant

  

Presented by Ten Days on the Island

A Tasmania Performs  production

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Ten Days on the Island, Sydney Festival and Melbourne Festival.

 

 

Image: Simon Pynt

 

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TICKETS

Stalls and Dress Circle
Premium/A Reserve $75
B Reserve $65
C Reserve $55
B Reserve Concession $55

 

Online sales have now closed. Door sales will be available at the Theatre Royal before the performance.

DURATION

1hr 45mins approx. (no interval)

PATRON ADVICE

Recommended for ages 15+

Strong language and sexual themes.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that the play may refer to people who are deceased and include the sound of their voices.

ORIGIN

Tasmania

DATES

Hobart

Theatre Royal

WHEELCHAIR HEARING LOOP
Thu 16 Mar 2017, 7.30pm PAST EVENT Fri 17 Mar 2017, 7.30pm PAST EVENT Sat 18 Mar 2017, 7.30pm Sun 19 Mar 2017, 4pm

 

It’s mutton-bird season and the Duncans are back in their plucking shed. Amid the threat of bird gurry, tiger snakes, Aunty Marlene and Pop blowing a pooper valve, the family reunites with a country and culture still very much alive. Hatchets are buried, secrets told, pranks pulled and deep connections drawn.

Set on Dog Island in Bass Strait, The Season is written by Tasmanian Aboriginal writer and performer Nathan Maynard, who has been endorsed by elders to share the stories of his community. His voice is as sharp as a tack and as blunt as a brick, and with it he tells a disarming, funny story with a crucial point to make; “We’re still here”.

Featuring some of the best Aboriginal talent from around the country including Trevor Jamieson (The Secret River) and Tammy Anderson (I Don’t Wanna Play House). You’ll be fascinated and inspired. And you’ll laugh your head off.

 

Writer: Nathan Maynard
Director: Isaac Drandic
Dramaturg: Peter Matheson
Set and Costume Designer: Richard Roberts
Lighting Designer: Rachel Burke
Sound Designer: Ben Grant

  

Presented by Ten Days on the Island

A Tasmania Performs  production

Tasmania-Performs-Colour-Logo

 

Aust Co mono

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Ten Days on the Island, Sydney Festival and Melbourne Festival.

 

 

Image: Simon Pynt

 

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