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Black Swan State Theatre Company Presents SKYLAB

Black Swan State Theatre Company Presents SKYLABIt's July 1979. NASA's Skylab is hurtling towards Earth, about to crash land near Esperance in remote Western Australia. Nev, Jem and the kids have no idea that their world is about to change: reality shifts, conspiracy theories abound and a pink horse appears out of nowhere. The town's white fellas start behaving strangely too, with apologies for taking black fellas' land and handing over all money owed. Dreaming meets Monkey Magic in this fantastical comedy where things that were once considered impossible, become not only possible, but real. Based on a true story - only the facts have been changed to protect the innocent!

For the first time, BLACK SWAN is collaborating with Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company to present this world premiere of a new Western Australian sci-fi comedy. Yirra Yaakin's Artistic Director, Kyle J Morrison believes "Skylab allows us to look at science fiction, spirituality, consciousness as well as normality on our stage. It allows us to explore conspiracy theories and ideas around Dreaming which all kind of collide and come together in this show. Partnering with BLACK SWAN has allowed us to bring all of these elements of spirituality, contemporary theatre and technical use of theatre together."

DIRECTOR: Kyle J Morrison
CAST INCLUDES: Eva Bartlett, Gary Cooper, Liani Dalgetty, Donnathia Gentle, Juliette Laylan, Alan Little, Rayma McGrath-Morrison, Benjamin Narkle, Jacob Narkle, Laila Rind
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER: Matthew McVeigh, LIGHTING DESIGNER: Mike Nanning, SOUND DESIGNER/COMPOSER: Dr Clint Bracknell, VISION DESIGNER: Mia Holton

SUITABILITY 12+
WARNING Some strong language.

Originally developed by Ilbijerri's Black Writers Lab; Moogahlin's Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival, Playwriting Australia's National Play Festival with Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company.



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