2 – 18 SEP
I want to share with audiences the wild ride it is to be a Korean adoptee and the joy and devastation and the impossible choices you are faced with, when you attempt to find something you’ve lost, while still wanting to hold onto what you have.
Lucy hasn’t been home in a while. But she's quit her job, dumped her boyfriend, and turned up on her adoptive parents' doorstep needing somewhere to crash. George and Shirley don't know what to do with their daughter. She's depressed, she's a mess, and she's stumbled across an old cardboard box that was once full of childhood memories but is now completely empty.
Lucy and her parents haven’t always seen eye to eye on everything, but when a K-Pop star mysteriously wanders into their lives and starts asking destabilising questions about her Korean roots, new fault lines are exposed in the family unit that become impossible to hide.
This award-winning comedy from Ra Chapman (Malthouse Artist in Residence) and starring Maude Davey (Melancholia, The Lockdown Monologues), Syd Brisbane (Because The Night), and newcomers Susanna Qian and Jeffrey Liu (JËVA), K-BOX brings humour, guts and hard truths to the suburban family dinner table.
PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
Malthouse Theatre presents K-BOX. Commissioned by Malthouse Theatre through the Living Now program, supported by Australia Council for the Arts and the Malcolm Robertson Foundation. With thanks to the Robert Salzer Foundation for supporting sound design on this production by Marco Cher-Gibard. Malthouse is supported by COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund - an Australian Government initiative.
Images: Tamarah Scott, Phoebe Powell
Set & Costume Designer
BESEN PLACEMENT (DIRECTING) /
BESEN PLACEMENT (COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN) /
BESEN PLACEMENT (LIGHTING DESIGN) /
VOCAL COACHES /
Suzanne Heywood, Mark Wong
VCA STAGE MANAGEMENT INTERN /
Isobelle De Livera
Event & ticketing details
This production uses a haze effect, and contains mild coarse language. For more detailed information, see our full list of content warnings here.
Approx. 100 minutes (no interval)