Blaque Showgirls

// cashes in on cultural tourism.

  • Event Type / Theatre
  • When / 11 Nov – 4 Dec
  • Where / Merlyn Theatre

Blaque Showgirls / is not your standard sexploitation story. Ginny is a white-skinned ‘blaque’ girl who dreams of becoming the best Aboriginal dancer in the glitzy clubs of Brisvegas. Bullied for the fairness of her skin and belittled by judges at her Blaque Showgirls audition, Ginny begins to doubt that she’ll ever perform her ‘Peking Emu’ on stage.

That is, until the Asian hostess of Kum Den shows her there’s more than one way to make a buck out of cultural tourism. Ginny’s big break is just around the corner and there’s
 a bedazzled dot-painting jumpsuit in her colour after all.

Blaque Showgirls deftly flips the dance
film genre on its head in a satirical take
on cinematic clichés. Created by the writer behind Blak Cabaret and ABC’s Black Comedy, this is a street-smart satire that / cashes in on cultural tourism.

Breaking the rules is what [Nakkiah] Lui likes best.

– The Guardian

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By / Nakkiah Lui
Direction / Sarah Giles
Cast includes / Bessie Holland

Dramaturg / Declan Greene
Contributing Dramaturg / Louise Gough
Set & Costume Design /
Eugyeene Teh
Lighting Design / Paul Jackson

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

Preview
Friday 11 November, 7.30pm
Saturday 12 November, 7.30pm
Monday 14 November, 6.30pm
Tuesday 15 November, 6.30pm

Opening night
Wednesday 16 November, 7.30pm 

Time to Talk
Tuesday 22 November, 6.30pm

Monash Meets Malthouse Theatre
Saturday 3 December, 5pm

Auslan Interpreted Performance
Wednesday 30 November, 7.30pm

TICKET PRICES

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Single Tickets
Adult / $65
Senior / $60
Concession / $50
Student & Under 30s / $35

Single ticket prices are subject to change. Book early for the best prices.

  • Event Type / Theatre
  • When / 11 Nov – 4 Dec
  • Where / Merlyn Theatre

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