This is a story of two Australian families – the Gibsons and the Smiths – brought together by love and money.
Charlotte Gibson is an Aboriginal lawyer with a growing media profile. Her father, Ray, was a prominent activist turned politician who has now retired, together with his wife Joan, to a comfortably upper middle class life. Their other daughter, Rose, is a successful fashion designer with her own brand and is married to former footballer, now banker, Sonny Jones.
Francis Smith is Charlotte Gibson’s fiancé and is an experimental classical composer. His father, Dennison, was a prominent conservative politician who has now retired, together with his wife Marie, to a comfortably upper middle class life.
It’s Christmas and the two families are about to meet at the Gibson family’s holiday home. Nothing goes smoothly.
This synopsis is part of the program for Black is the New White, which also features:
- notes from Artistic Director Kip Williams and Literary Manager Polly Rowe
- interviews with writer Nakkiah Lui and director Paige Rattray
- biographies and photos of the cast and crew
- photos from the rehearsal room
- and much more!
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Black is the New White, 5 May – 17 Jun 2017, Wharf 1 Theatre
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