Event Summer of the Aliens
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Venue Russell Street Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 12 March 1992
Opening Date 12 March 1992
Last Date 18 April 1992
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description A semi-autobiographical play by Louise Nowra about a young boy growing up in the outer suburbs of Melbourne. The families of Singapore Street live out their failed lives against the background of the Cuba crisis and with fears of an imminent communist take-over of the "Australian way".
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Autobiographical
Subjects Family
Politics
Suburban Communities
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Kylie Belling Actor
Vince Colosimo Actor
Ernie Gray Actor
Robert Grubb Actor
Josephine Keen Actor
Tamblyn Lord Actor
Louis Nowra Actor
Beverley Phillips Actor
Genevieve Picot Actor
Margaret Lloyd Assistant Stage Manager
Philip Judd Composer
Nadia Tass Director
Jamieson Lewis Lighting Designer
Richard Johnstone Lighting Operator
Louis Nowra Playwright
Ian Cookesley Production Manager
Trina Parker Set Designer
Kerry Saxby Sound Designer
Greg Diamantis Stage Manager
Resources
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Cast List MTC Records
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record March 1992
Book John McCallum, Belonging: Australian Playwriting in the 20th Century, Currency Press, Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2009
Event Identifier 15314