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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Currah, the sensitive, defiant, and once molested indigenous [sic] girl, is now a literary sensation. But Currah isn’t what she appears as race, politics and identity collide in this vicious contemporary satire on the peddling of abuse culture. Hilarious, provocative and troubling, this is incisive theatre at its finest.' Source: www.nationalplayfestival.org.au/ (Sighted 10/06/2011).

Notes

  • Dedication: For Laura, Vicki, Leon and Timothy, and Diana Mclean and Keshie.
  • Epigraph: Purity of heart is the one success worth having... Tennesee Williams
  • Editor's note: Nothing is more exhilearting than philistine vulgarity. Vladimir Nabokov

Production Details

  • First play reading at the National Play Festival, 15 March 2011 at Rafferty’s Theatre, Riverside Theatres Parramatta.
  • First production by La Boite Theatre Company, in association with Griffin Theatre Company, at the Roundhouse Theatre, Brisbane 5 May 2012.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2012 .
      Extent: 95p.
      Note/s:
      • Theatre program at the end of the playtext.
      • Published in association with Griffin Theatre Company.
      ISBN: 9780868199481 (pbk.)
      Series: Current Theatre Series Currency Press (publisher), 1983- series - publisher 'Current Theatre Series consists of Australian plays published with the program inserted and sold during theatre seasons. The aim of the series is to promote and encourage new dramatic writing and make it accessible to theatregoers and the public. The text is presented at the first day of rehearsal and does not contain changes which the author may choose to make after the play has commenced its present season - these will be incorporated into any new edition published by Currency.' Currency Press.

Works about this Work

Depths of Deception Create Publishing Sensation Jason Blake , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 July 2012; (p. 12)

— Review of A Hoax Rick Viede , 2012 single work drama
Untitled Elissa Blake , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 29 July 2012; (p. 13)

— Review of A Hoax Rick Viede , 2012 single work drama
Dream Time to Act Out Elissa Blake , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 15 July 2012; (p. Unwind)
'In a time when indigenous performers are making it big on the stage and screen, Shari Sebbens is riding the crest of a wave,...'
Suffering Misappriated for Material Gain Cameron Pegg , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 14 May 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of A Hoax Rick Viede , 2012 single work drama
A Masterful Deception Baz McAlister , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 14 May 2012; (p. 32)
Playwright Rick Viede puts the phenomenon of misery memoirs in the spotlight as little hitches add to the edginess on opening night.
The Outsiders Who Seduce to Win Bridget Cormack , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 April 2012; (p. 17)

— Review of A Hoax Rick Viede , 2012 single work drama
Agent for Truth : This Actor Reads Between the Lines For Her New Role Jane Scott , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 18 April no. 524 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of A Hoax Rick Viede , 2012 single work drama
Not As Simple As Black and White Nathanael Cooper , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 - 6 May 2012; (p. 4-5)

— Review of A Hoax Rick Viede , 2012 single work drama
Suffering Misappriated for Material Gain Cameron Pegg , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 14 May 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of A Hoax Rick Viede , 2012 single work drama
Untitled Elissa Blake , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 29 July 2012; (p. 13)

— Review of A Hoax Rick Viede , 2012 single work drama
La Boite Plays beyond a One-Night Stand Nathanael Cooper , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 October 2011; (p. 19)
Comedy and Satire in 2012 Sallie Don , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 25 October 2011; (p. 16)
Fact or Fiction 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 - 6 May 2012; (p. 4)
Cannes Red Carpet Awaits Sisters of Song Nathanael Cooper , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 May 2012; (p. 3)
A Masterful Deception Baz McAlister , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 14 May 2012; (p. 32)
Playwright Rick Viede puts the phenomenon of misery memoirs in the spotlight as little hitches add to the edginess on opening night.
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