Black Swan State
Theatre Company presents
By Tim Winton
25 June – 17 July 2011
Only loosely tethered to shore but never
ready to set sail, Col, Baxter and Jackie have made a jumble of boats in a
Fremantle marina their barely floating homes.
It’s Australia Day, and as the city noisily celebrates
around them, they just want to hole up and be left in peace. When Dee, a young
English backpacker, stumbles upon them with far too much anger and alcohol in
her belly, she well and truly rocks their boats, and the past they want to
escape from gets dragged up like jetsam from the sea.
Tim Winton is a four time Miles Franklin Award winner and
was shortlisted twice for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Rising Water is
full of the compassion and larrikin humour that are the trademark of Winton’s
work, chronicling the lives of outsiders and fringe-dwellers in his
unmistakably (West) Australian voice.
“As I devoured the
pages of Tim’s debut play, I found myself laughing one minute, weeping the
next. I could not wait to see his rich and textured characters brought to life
on stage.” Kate Cherry
Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
Approx. 2hrs 20mins [incl. interval]
Cast includes: Kai
Arbuckle, Callum Fletcher,Stuart
Halusz, John Howard, Geoff Kelso, Claire Lovering and Alison Whyte.
Standard $64.50 / Concession $49.50 / Previews $44.50 / Groups 8+ $47.50 /
Ticketing, ph (08) 9484 1133, Groups 8+ ph (08) 9321 6831, http://www.bocsticketing.com.au/whats-on/132/rising-water-43/