AMPAG, Queensland Theatre Queensland Theatre:Emerald City

Emerald City

Image Credits: Queensland Theatre

February 2020

Thu 13 

Queensland Theatre

Queensland Theatre

Playhouse QPAC

Brisbane

 
 

Fade in. Sydney in the 1980s. The Emerald City of Oz, luring unsuspecting idealists with the promise of fulfilled fantasies, and leaving them with their dreams shattered on the pavement.

Colin is a one-time gun screenwriter who’s off his game these days, and his wife Kate is a publisher with a penchant for taking risks. Seduced by the scent of success, they move their family to the Emerald City in pursuit of a share of its fame and fortune.

Colin teams with a hack writer to work on his pet project screenplay, but soon finds himself faced with a stark choice: make art or make a motza? Decades after it was written, David Williamson’s 1987 classic is as sharp as ever; a satirical skewering of the extravagance of yesterday that could have been written today.

A Melbourne Theatre Company co-production