The multi award-winning Tasmania Aboriginal festival hit, 'The Season' by Nathan Maynard, is heading to Riverside Theatres as part of its national tour. Sharp as a tack and blunt as a brick, 'The Season' is a funny, charming and real portrait of Tasmanian Aboriginal culture.
'The Season' features the exciting – but all too rare – combination of an Aboriginal writer, director and seven member cast comprised of some of the nation’s most distinguished Aboriginal actors including Trevor Jamieson ('The Secret River') and Tammy Anderson ('I Don’t Want to Play House').
Winner of three Green Room Awards and three Tasmania Theatre Awards, the show focusses on one larger-than-life family, the Duncans, who return to their shed on Bass Strait’s Dog Island for ‘the season’, the annual harvesting of mutton-birds. Amid the threat of snakes and Pop’s explosive temper, the family reunites with a country and culture still very much alive.
With their long memories and smart-arse streak, it’s not just the bird sticking their beaks where they are not welcome. Old memories are dug from their burrows and fledging rivalries begin to take flight – it might all fall apart if it wasn’t for the fierce love that holds this bunch together.
'The Season' is big-hearted, upfront and honest, providing a fascinating glimpse into a little-known tradition. It joyously celebrates a thriving culture that continues to grow and strengthen despite several centuries of colonisation.
Dates & Times:
Thursday 20 September at 8pm
Friday 21 September at 8pm
Saturday 22 September at 2pm
Saturday 22 September at 8pm
For more details and to buy tickets visit the Riverside Theatre website.