Go to Family Values, 11-14 March 2020

This show is part of Collected Works 2020

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11 - 14 March 2020

 

A comic drama that pulls no punches.

“I had imagined we’d get together and reminisce about the good times, completely forgetting that there weren’t any.” Roger is a retired federal judge. On his birthday all he wants is a low-key celebration with his wife and three children. But when one of his daughters, a left-wing activist, brings home an asylum seeker on the run from Nauru, old resentments start to resurface.  At this family gathering, their values are laid bare. Politics, religion, sex — no topic is off the table. For 50 years, David Williamson has shown us the best and worst of ourselves. A darkly comic drama situated squarely on the fault lines that divide Australia. Family Values is Williamson at his best: furious that his generation has retired from defending the socially compassionate values on which they claim to have built this country.

Show details:

Synopsis

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                     
COLLECTED WORKS 2020

SAVE UP TO $20 ON THE BEST
SEATS IN THE HOUSE 

11 – 14 March 2020

 

A comic drama that pulls no punches.

“I had imagined we’d get together and reminisce about the good times, completely forgetting that there weren’t any.”

Roger is a retired federal judge.

On his birthday all he wants is a low-key celebration with his wife and three children. But when one of his daughters, a left-wing activist, brings home an asylum seeker on the run from Nauru, old resentments start to resurface.  At this family gathering, their values are laid bare. Politics, religion, sex — no topic is off the table.

For 50 years, David Williamson has shown us the best and worst of ourselves. A darkly comic drama situated squarely on the fault lines that divide Australia. Family Values is Williamson at his best: furious that his generation has retired from defending the socially compassionate values on which they claim to have built this country.

Dates

Gala Opening Night – Wednesday 11 March, 8pm

Thursday 12 March, 8pm
Friday 13 March, 8pm
Saturday 14 March, 2pm & 8pm

Credits

DIRECTOR:
Lee Lewis

DRAMATURG:
Van Badham

LIGHTING DESIGNER:
Benjamin Brockman

COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER:
Steve Francis

CAST INCLUDES:
Andrew McFarlane
Jamie Oxenbould

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre & Griffin Theatre Company

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
TBC

WARNINGS:
This performance contains some coarse language and may contain loud noises, strobe lighting and fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is not suitable for children.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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Access

Tactile TourTACTILE TOUR
Saturday 14 March, 1pm

Audio DescribedAUDIO DESCRIBED
Saturday 14 March, 2pm

Closed CaptionedCAPTIONED
Saturday 14 March, 2pm

Take Part

Take PartPRE SHOW IN-CONVERSATION with LEE LEWIS
Wednesday 11 March, 7pm

 

Take PartPOST SHOW Q&A
Thursday 12 March

Seating Plan

 

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