Dead White Males
By David Williamson
Directed by Tom MasseySeason: 3rd July - 7th August 2010
Preview night 2nd July
Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm
OPENING NIGHT SOLD OUTThe play runs for a little over two hours, including interval.
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Opening with a literal depiction of Roland Barthes Death of the Author, Dead White Males positions itself with a bang! as David Williamson's entry into the debate on literary theory which came to a head in the mid 1990's.
Dead White Males brings us into the life of Angela, a young woman trying to find her place in the world. Her studies at uni open up new intellectual horizons, and the possibility of new relationships. Will Shakespeare or Sartre, Dickens or Derrida, finally claim her heart?
This delicious satire of literary theory goes beyond the university walls, bringing us a touching study into three generations of an Australian family, all depicted by Williamson with his usual wisdom and wit.
The Genesian Theatre would like to suggest Parental Guidance for this production. It contains brief coarse language and mild themes.
"This Williamson piece sees the playwright fired up and committed, and this comes across strongly in Massey's production." - David Kary, Sydney Arts Guide
|Assistant Director:||Shane Bates|
|Set Design:||Catherine Lock|
|Costume Design:||Susan Carveth|
|Lighting Design:||Eric Bicknell|
|Sound Design:||Tom Massey|
|Stage Manager:||Dee Read|
|Lighting Operation:||Janina Olmos-New|
|Sound Operation:||Kathy Curran|
|Angela Judd:||Sophie Blacklaw|
|William Shakespeare:||David Woodland|
|Grant Swain:||Matt Jones|
|Steve:||Matthew Blackwood Hume|
|Col Judd:||Marty O'Neill|
|Grace Judd:||Golda Baker|
|Martin Judd:||Enrico Babic|
|Sarah Judd:||Julie Zimmerman|
|Jessica Squires:||Meg Mooney|
|Monica Judd:||Karenza Stevens|
By arrangement with the Cameron Creswell Agency