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      May 20, 2019

      Monday   7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (daily until May 25, 2019)

      Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi
      Sydney, New South Wales 2026

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      Boy Out of the Country

      A fast, funny and smartly observant play about family, property and the progress of life.

      Troubled country boy Hunter returns home from the city after a mysterious seven-year absence to find the family property swept up in a regional housing estate, his mother in aged care, and his brother Gordon in charge.

      In this moment of shifting economies and loyalties Hunter goes in search of answers, but for he and Gordon sibling rivalry and childhood nostalgia will collide with unexpected consequences.

      Written by award-winning playwright Felix Nobis, Boy Out of the Country is a bush ballad for contemporary regional life, written in vernacular verse reminiscent of the poetic tradition of Banjo Patterson. Here, old Australia meets new Australia - a country cop comes to terms with rapid social change, a backyard is less important than an extra bedroom, and the places that were once so familiar can change before our eyes.

      Directed by Erica Lovell this newly realised production features a stellar cast including Tom Harwood (Things Not to do After a Break Up), Jason Glover (Van Dieman’s Land), Jeannie Gee (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Stan Kouros (Actors Centre Australia) and Amelia Robertson-Cuninghame (Anatomy of an Offence, Love Child).

      “A play infused with the vitality of Aussie idiom and melodrama, that crackles with understatement and wit.” Cameron Woodhead, The Age

      Categories: Performing Arts

      This event repeats daily until May 25, 2019:

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