BOUNDARY STREET

BOUNDARY STREET from Black Swan State Theatre Company

By: Black Swan State Theatre Company  11-Jan-2011
Keywords: Theatre, Performance, Theatre Company

Black Swan State Theatre Company, Perth International Arts Festival and Brisbane Festival present


Boundary Street

By Reg Cribb

 4 -20 March 2011


1942. The world is at war. Singapore has fallen to the Japanese army. Darwin has been bombed.

 

The arrival in Australia of United States troops – black and white – provides a ray of hope. But it’s an uneasy alliance. Boundary Street follows the story of three African-American soldiers in Brisbane. Off duty, they head to the Dr Carver Club, a jazz club set up especially for African-American servicemen. The promise of new, exotic music and dancing attracts many Australians, including “respectable” white and Indigenous women. Prejudices are dispelled and genuine friendships blossom, but then the simmering racism erupts violently.


Boundary Street pulses with jazz music full of frenetic and exotic energy. Featuring new compositions by jazz legend, James Morrison, Boundary Street offers a unique insight into a turbulent moment in Australia’s history.

 

“Boundary Street busts open a galvanising moment in our history and Reg Cribb, James Morrison and I have relished the opportunity to tell a cracking good story that catches on fire through music and dance!” Kate Cherry

 

World Premiere and Winner of the 2009 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award

 

Venue: Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA

Director: Kate Cherry

Composer/Musical Director: James Morrison

Featuring: Adriane Daff, Rebecca Davis, Matt Dyktynski, Chris Kirby, Damon Lockwood, Clare Moss, Emma Pask, Kenneth Ransom, Gina Williams, Terry Yeboah.

Warning: Occasional coarse language, adult themes.

Tickets: Standard $64.50, Concession $49.50, Previews $44.50, Groups 8+ $47.50 (plus 1 free ticket for every 10 tickets purchased), Students $24.95

Bookings: BOCS Ticketing, ph (08) 9484 1133, Groups 8+ ph (08) 9321 6831,

Keywords: Live Theatre, Performance, Theatre, Theatre Company

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