11 NOV – 4 DEC 2016
BREAKING THE RULES IS WHAT [NAKKIAH] LUI LIKES BEST
NAKKIAH LUI'S MIND SINGS LIKE AN F1 ENGINE: SWEETLY AND LOUDLY. AS A COMEDY, IT CAUSES HEARTBURN AND HYPERVENTILATION
BLAQUE SHOWGIRLS [IS] AN INCREDIBLY TOPICAL, FRESH AND HIGH-STAKES COMEDY
Blaque Showgirls / is not your standard sexploitation story. Ginny is a white-skinned ‘blaque’ girl who dreams of becoming the best Aboriginal dancer in the glitzy clubs of Brisvegas. Belittled by judges at her first audition, Ginny begins to doubt that she’ll ever perform her ‘Peking Emu’ on stage. That is, until the Asian hostess of Kum Den shows her there’s more than one way to make a buck out of a stereotype or two. Ginny’s big break is just around the corner and cultural sensitivities be damned, she’s gonna make it after all!
Blaque Showgirls deftly flips the cult film genre on its head to unravel cultural clichés. Created by the writer behind Blak Cabaret and ABC’s Black Comedy, this wicked satire asks audiences to leave their privilege at the door. Hold on to your seat as Brisvegas’ newest star clumsily / strips Australia bare.
Presented by Malthouse Theatre and Triple R.
Images: Pia Johnson
CAST INCLUDES /
Emi Canavan, Elaine Crombie, Bessie Holland & Guy Simon
CONTRIBUTING DRAMATURG /
SET & COSTUME DESIGN /
LIGHTING DESIGN /
COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN /
MOVEMENT DIRECTION /
85 minutes (no interval)