"Black is the New White is a great rom com but it's also a really insightful new story about identity and aspiration," says Artistic Director for Queensland Theatre, Sam Strong.
"A big part of what Nakkiah is mining from within herself is what it means to be a middle-class aboriginal person, what it means to be an aboriginal leader or a successful aboriginal person – the pressure on people who have been successful is huge."
Black is the New White sold out its world premiere season in Sydney in 2017. It received plenty of great reviews too.
"Generously funny... a bustling, astute and questioning social comedy on identity politics★★★★"- The Sydney Morning Herald
"With pitch-perfect performances all round, it's a thought-provoking, joyously entertaining comedy★★★★" - The Daily Telegraph
"A wonderfully quick-witted, sharp-as-a-tack Australian Rom Com with a lot of heart that keeps the audience laughing – or gasping – all the way. ★★★★½ "- Limelight
Word on the street says tickets are already selling fast. So if you're keen to see this one, it would be wise to book now, otherwise you might miss out on the hottest theatre ticket in Brisbane this February.
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1 to 17 February at the Playhouse, QPAC
Cast includes: Tony Briggs, Luke Carroll, Vanessa Downing, Geoff Morrell, Melodie Reynolds-Diarra, Shari Sebbens, Tom Stokes, Miranda Tapsall, Anthony Taufa
Director: Paige Rattray
Writer: Nakkiah Lui
Designer: Renee Mulder
Lighting Designer: Ben Hughes
Composer/Sound Designer: Steve Toulmin
TICKETS: 1800 355 528 or queenslandtheatre.com.au