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Zeal Theatre volume 2 [King Hit + Lucky Country]

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Title: Zeal Theatre volume 2 [King Hit + Lucky Country]
Author: Nantsou, Stefo
Price: $29.99


AVAILABLE 28th FEBRUARY 2018

Zeal Theatre is an internationally-renowned touring theatre company dedicated to creating plays for schools, theatres and festivals.The company has created over 45 original plays, which have been staged in over 30 countries worldwide. Following on the success of Zeal’s 2011 collection featuring The Stones, Burnt and Taboo, this collection features two new plays in Zeal Theatre’s repertoire: King Hit and Lucky Country.

King Hit opens at Tula’s birthday party. Heaps of people arrive, the music is pumping and everyone is having a great time. When Tula's dad leaves, things change. Two boys start to argue and what begins as a bit of fun quickly escalates into an alcohol-fuelled fight, reaching a shocking climax.Blending elements of naturalism, expressionism and docu-drama, King Hit questions the dynamic of violence as it touches the lives of young people.

In Lucky Country, a new student arrives at Cook Vale High School. He’s from Syria, he is a refugee, and he’s spent time on Nauru. Two boys in his class concoct a ‘special welcome’, triggering a chain of events that engulfs the whole community. Lucky Country looks at contemporary racism, global politics and the role of the media.

Cast : 3F, 16M (doubling possible); 9F, 20M (doubling possible)




King Hit examines violence amongst young people, the perpetrators, victims, witnesses and the so-called `innocent bystanders' and offers alternative perspectives to reckless and abusive behaviour. It's Tula's birthday party and the theme is a Blues Brothers Pizza Night. Heaps of people arrive, the music is pumping and everyone is having a great time. When Tula's parents leave the party, things change. Two boys begin a feud and what starts as a bit of fun quickly escalates into an alcohol-fuelled war reaching a shocking climax.

Lucky Country was created with the assistance of students from the International Grammar School in Sydney and is a timely look at multi-cultural Australia, current global debates on the refugee crisis and the role the media plays in shaping public opinion. When a young refugee boy arrives at Cook Vale High School, he is given the name `Lucky' by the enthusiastic and open-hearted principal of the school. Two boys in his class are not so open-hearted and their `special welcome' of the new student triggers a chain of events which engulfs the whole community.

Publisher: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Publication date: 01/03/2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760621872
Publishing status: Active
Zeal Theatre volume 2 [King Hit + Lucky Country]