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Black Swan State Theatre Company says
Behold the dying days of the travelling freak show and the true story of its star attraction: Julia Pastrana, the ape-woman.

Theodore Lent is a calculating businessman on the cutting edge of one of America’s most popular exports: the travelling freak show. When his wife (and star attraction) Julia falls pregnant, Theo couldn’t be happier. What could be better than two stars for the price of one?

However, dark clouds are forming in Theo’s immediate future, as he begins taking steps toward the decision that will cost him his friends, his sanity, and perhaps even his life…

A heart-wrenching world premiere of the tragic, true tale of Julia Pastrana from acclaimed WA playwright and 2013 Emerging Writers Group prize winner, Nathaniel Moncrieff.

At the Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA
30 June to 17 July 2016
Tickets on sale now through Ticketek

Featuring Adriane Daff, Rebecca Davis, Luke Hewitt, Greg McNeill, Igor Sas

Directed by Stuart Halusz
Set Designer Frances Danckert, Costume Designer Lynn Ferguson, Lighting Designer Joe Lui, Sound Designer Brett Smith

World Premiere
New Australian Work
Presented as part of the Winter Arts Festival 2016

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ MALCOLM ROBERTSON AWARD WINNER (2013)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ FAW HIGH COMMENDATION, NATIONAL LITERARY AWARDS (2014)

Warning: some adult themes
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By: Black Swan State Theatre Company