|Diving for Pearls|
Katherine Thomson’s Diving for Pearls dramatically records the moment Australia joined the vast world of globalised economics in the 1980s. The story is set in an industrialised coastal city at the cusp of change and how this affects a working class couple – the feisty, irrepressible Barbara and her boyfriend, the retiring but stubborn Den.
Their lives are further complicated by the arrival of Barbara’s outspoken daughter Verge, her snobbish sister Marge and Den’s upwardly mobile brother-in-law Ron. Given the desperate nature of the characters’ circumstances, the play is often dramatic, but this is tempered by a wry, Australian sense of humour. The play reminds us that in life there are gems among the dross, fleeting moments of happiness and beauty to be treasured even as our lives become more unstable and fragmented.
Starring: Kevin Harrington, Heather Bolton, Christopher Bunworth, Chatherine Hill and Marissa Bennett.
Directed by Denis Moore
Presenter: Hit Productions & Gasworks Arts Park
Dates: 8 to 9 August 2012
Time: Wed at 8pm, Thu at 10am (Schools Performance)
Duration: 145 minutes (Includes 20 minute interval)
Venue: Gasworks Theatre
Price (Single): $40 Full / $30 Conc / $30 Group (8+) /
Price (Schools Performance): $25 School Students (1 complimentary Teacher ticket for each group of 10 students – Phone Bookings ONLY) - Includes Free study kit and post-show Q&A with the cast
Warnings: This show contains strong language and adult themes
Bookings: 03 9699 3253 www.gasworks.org.au