25 FEB – 13 MAR
This sharp, authentic comedy gives Australia’s woke generation a voice
A crowd-pleasing ripper...fast-paced and witty
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A play about two brothers, Niv and Sai, heading to the mountains to bury the hatchet on a lifelong rivalry.
Big brother Niv has gone vegan. He’s madly in love, he's starting his own business, and seems to have finally found himself after years as the black sheep of the family. In an attempt to reconcile their differences, Niv invites golden child Sai and his new girlfriend Kate on a ski trip where they can put the past aside for the sake of family.
But when party banter turns political, Kate stumbles into a minefield, and finds herself the focal point of an all-out war.
This original comedy by Aran Thangaratnam stars Green Room Award-winning Dushan Philips (Red Stitch Actors' Ensemble) and newcomer Kaivu Suvarna. Funny and feisty, it's all about the bitter warfare behind brotherly love.
PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
Malthouse Theatre presents Stay Woke. This script was commissioned by Malthouse Theatre through the support of the Malcolm Robertson Foundation.
Campaign Image: Shortcut Creative
Illustration: Hours After
Images: Phoebe Powell
Set & Costume Designer
Composer & Sound Designer
Daniella A Esposito
BESEN PLACEMENT (DIRECTING) /
BESEN PLACEMENT (LIGHTING DESIGN) /
VOCAL COACH /
Event & ticketing details
Approx. 90 minutes (no interval)
This production contains drug use and occasional coarse language. For the full list of content warnings, see here.