Information

  • Event Type /

    Theatre

  • When /

    11 Nov – 4 Dec

  • Where /

    Merlyn Theatre

Season 2016

Blaque Showgirls

// cashes in on cultural tourism.

Information

  • 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

BY / Nakkiah Lui
DIRECTION / Sarah Giles
CAST INCLUDES / Emi Canavan, Elaine Crombie, Bessie Holland & Guy Simon

DRAMATURG / Declan Greene
CONTRIBUTING DRAMATURG / Louise Gough
SET & COSTUME DESIGN / Eugyeene Teh
LIGHTING DESIGN / Paul Jackson
COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN / Jed Palmer
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR / Ben Graetz

Subscription Ticket Prices

Season 2016 Subscriptions are no longer available.

SIngle Ticket Prices

ALL PERFORMANCES
Adult / $65
Senior / $60
Concession / $50
Student & Under 30s / $35

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

Special Performances

PREVIEW
7.30pm, Friday 11 November

7.30pm, Saturday 12 November
6.30pm, Monday 14 November
7.30pm, Tuesday 15 November

OPENING NIGHT
7.30pm, Wednesday 16 November

TIME TO TALK
6.30pm, Tuesday 22 November

MONASH MEETS MALTHOUSE
3pm, Saturday 3 December

7.30pm, Saturday 3 December

AUSLAN INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
7.30pm, Wednesday 30 November

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