Bastard Territory By Stephen Carleton

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JUTE Theatre Company and Ipswich Civic Centre present

Bastard Territory is a confessional human drama about a man – and a city – carving out an identity. Mixing wry humour, raw insight, a dash of Tennessee Williams and a killer 60s and 70s soundtrack, it’s a powerful and affecting yarn.

Russell thought he’d made peace with his past, but the skeletons won’t stay in the closet – even if he came out of it long ago. It’s Darwin in 2001 and Russell and his boyfriend run The Tectonic Plate, a hip café, art gallery and queer cabaret dive. Its walls are about to be shaken by some earth-shattering truths. PNG-born Russell came to the Territory with his adoptive white parents, but his boho mum shot through when he was eight. Suddenly, unpleasant memories are dredged up from the murky past and Russell has a new fire to find out the truth of his biological parentage in this new play from Darwin-raised and Brisbane-based Stephen Carleton (The Narcissist and Patrick White Playwrights’ Award-winner Constance Drinkwater and the Final Days of Somerset).

Director Ian Lawson
Designer Kris Bird
Lighting designer Sean Pardy
Sound designer Guy Webster

Cast includes Benhur Helwend, Suellen Maunder, Peter Norton, Steven Tandy, Ella Watson-Russell.

Buy these 4 shows for a package price of $80.00 when purchased in the same transaction. Offer is valid up to the first performance, Quartet, on Saturday 19 March 2016.

A ground breaking co-production between Knock-em-Down Theatre, Browns Mart and JUTE Theatre Company. Tour supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and @arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

JUTE Theatre Company acknowledges the financial assistance of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Photography by David Kelly
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By: Ipswich Civic Centre