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Archive: True blue theatre

Date posted: 25 Jan 2013Author: STC

To celebrate Australia Day we are looking back at a few of the true blue gems in the STC repertoire across more than three decades, from Patrick White to Michael Gow to David Williamson...

An early addition to the company's repertoire was The Sunny South(1980).

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Half a decade later was a wonderful production of Ray Lawler's Aussie classic The Summer of the Seventeenth Doll(1985).

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Michael Gow's Away(1987) was memorable and toured extensively.

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In the bicenntenial year we had Dinkum Assorted(1988).

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The following year it was Patrick White's The Ham Funeral(1989).

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Louis Nowra's The Summer of the Aliens was given a run in 1993.

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We have enjoyed two productions of Summer Rain, first in 1989...

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and then in 2005.

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During this time we enjoyed The Sunshine Club(2001).

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Patrick White's The Season at Sarsaprilla(2007) was a brilliant evocation of the heat, boredom and voyeurism that makes up suburban life.

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A boisterous production of David Williamson's Don's Partyin 2008 brought a bit of 1970s glamour to STC.

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Nigel Jamieson's Gallipoli(2008) was epic in every way.

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The touching Bloodlandwas directed by Stephen Page and written by Wayne Blair in 2011.

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Jonathan Biggins' Australia Day(2012) brought silliness and cynicism to the annual event.

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