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White Earth (printed copy)

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Title: White Earth (printed copy)
Author: McGahan, Andrew
Price: $23.00

BOOK BINDING: This is an A5, laser printed, bound with cloth tape reproduction of the DIGITAL PUBLICATION (also available).
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THE WHITE EARTH
Adapted for the stage by Andrew McGahan and Shaun Charles from the novel by Andrew McGahan

Cast: 4M 3F (can have a cast of up to 15)
Character Ages: 9–60
Length: 1.5 hrs approximately
Target Audience: Senior Years / Adult
Style: Gothic Drama
Themes: Colonisation, land ownership, heritage, Australia

SYNOPSIS
When eight-year-old William witnesses his father burn to death in a freak farming accident, William and his sickly mother are cast upon the charity of a mysterious uncle, John McIvor. Encamped alone in the ruins of the once great station homestead, Kuran House, the aging McIvor is desperate for an heir and sets his sights upon the boy. But the legacy of Kuran Station is a poisoned one and, as McIvor’s troubled past and Williams tortured present intertwine, they are each drawn into a surreal world of memory and madness, and into a landscape haunted by uniquely Australian ghosts. Set against the backdrop of the Native Title debate, The White Earth is a Gothic tragedy of ownership, paranoia and self-destruction.

PRODUCTION HISTORY
Premiered at La Boite Theatre Company in February, 2009 as part of the mainstage season.

PLAYWRIGHTS
Andrew McGahan is an award-winning novelist and playwright. He has won an AFI for his screenplay Praise and his novel Last Drinks was shortlisted for The Age book of the Year. Shaun Charles has had plays showcased at the Brisbane Powerhouse, La Boite, Backbone Youth Arts and Opera Queensland. He has been a recipient of the prestigious George Landen Dann Award.

Publisher: Playlab Press
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Format: A5 reproduction
ISBN: 9780908156863
Publishing status: Active (web)
White Earth (printed copy)