Parents with teenage daughters need to see this play to gain an understanding of why their daughters do what they do. Sunnytown, a play by Krystal Sweedman, is being presented at the La Boite Roundhouse Theatre, 6 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove nightly (Sundays and Mondays excluded) from Wednesday, 14 October until Saturday, 31 October, 2015. Times for each performance can be see here.
Admission prices range from:
Full time students (ID required) - $20.00
People 30 years and under (ID required) - $22.00
Concessional admission (ID required) - $26.00
General admission - $28.00
A $3.20 fee applies for each transaction and all tickets can be purchased here or by calling 3007 8600.
Sunnytown is a distinctly Queensland story that charts a surreal journey through a young girl's subconscious exploring the consequences each of the family members face when confronted with the realities they've been denying. It delves into the fragilities and complexities of family conflict from an adolescent girl's point of view.
The central character, Danika (Dani) Hart, glimmers from one world to the next, wherever her head is too full.
Could this be a 'glimmer'?
Dani's family is helping her celebrate her 13th birthday. However, on the big day, Dani is overwhelmed by an exploding cake and a glimmering episode that takes her to a world too close to home to be an escape, and too far away to be safe. Luckily, Dani's best friend Miranda, who is able to pull her back to reality is there. But when someone threatens to take Miranda from her, Dani finds herself facing the harsh lights of the Sunnytown Municipal Extravaganza Mall from where Miranda may not be able to bring her back.
Sunnytown is an inherently gripping and unsettling piece of writing. Created by some of Brisbane's leading theatre-makers this dark and beguiling production is being brought to life through a splendid cast of Brisbane actors including, Caroline Dunphy, Ron Kelly, Olivia Halti-Smith and Vanessa Krummenacher.
Produced by Emma Joenpolvi Sunnytown is directed by Heather Fairbairn with the assistance of Jessica Palfrey. Catherine Steele, who designed the set is ably supported by the lighting designer, Jason Glenwright, sound designer, Guy Webster and stage manager, Laura Hansford. Script Dramaturgy is being performed by Kathryn Kelly and Peter Matheson.
Presented by La Boite Indie and Shot in the Dark with the support of QPAC, Sunnytown, is supported by The Arts Centre Gold Coast Works in Progress Program, Playlab's Lab Rats program, Creative Partnership Australia through MATCH and the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts' Fresh Ground Space initiative and has been made possible through Arts Queensland.
This original work is being premiered during the La Boite Indie program and provides everybody interested in the theatre to see a wonderful drama. You should not miss out!
For more information on this exciting play check out the La Boite webpage here, the Shot in the Dark website here or Facebook page here, phone the theatre between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday on 3007 8600 or make contact from here.