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Bastard Territory

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Title: Bastard Territory
Author: Carleton, Stephen
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“Bastard Territory is a well-crafted, intelligent and entertaining new Australian play.” REAL TIME

Bastard Territory is a confessional human drama about a man – and a city – carving out an identity. Mixing wry humour, raw insight, a dash of Tennessee Williams and a killer 60s and 70s soundtrack, it’s a powerful and affecting yarn.

Russell thought he’d made peace with his past, but the skeletons won’t stay in the closet – even if he came out of it long ago. It’s Darwin in 2001, and Russell and his boyfriend run The Tectonic Plate – a hip café, art gallery, and queer cabaret dive. Its walls are about to be shaken by some earth-shattering truths.

PNG-born Russell came to the Territory with his adoptive white parents, but his boho mum shot through when he was eight. Suddenly, unpleasant memories are dredged up from the murky past and Russell has a new fire to find out the truth of his biological parentage.

Production History: Bastard Territory was first produced by Knock-em-Down Theatre, Brown’s Mart, and JUTE premiering at Brown’s Mart in Darwin on May 18, 2014 before travelling to JUTE in June, 2014.

Bastard Territory was remounted in 2016 presented by Queensland Theatre Company, Knock-em-Down Theatre, Brown’s Mart and JUTE, opening in the Bille Brown Studio on April 6, 2016 before touring to the Ipswich Civic Centre and the Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville with the support of arTour.

THEMES: Family and identity

CHARACTER AGES: Adult

LENGTH: 2.5 Hours
CAST SIZE: 5 - 6 Cast Members
TARGET AUDIENCE: Adult

Publication date: 01/08/2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921390975
Publishing status: Active (web)
Bastard Territory