Black Swan State
Theatre Company, Perth International Arts Festival and Brisbane Festival
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
“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
Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
Director: James Morrison
Adriane Daff, Rebecca Davis, Matt Dyktynski, Chris Kirby, Damon Lockwood, Clare
Moss, Emma Pask, Kenneth Ransom, Gina Williams, Terry Yeboah.
Occasional coarse language, adult themes.
$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,