Geraldine Doogue from Radio National's Saturday Extra program interviewed Artistic Director Kip Williams about his production of Chimerica. An award-winning thriller by Lucy Kirkwood, Chimerica is gripping, intensely moving and very funny and distills the complex relationshop between two world superpowers – China and America – into a very human story. Intertwined with audio-clips from rehearsals, Kip discusses the ambitious scope of the play, the political and economic context in which it was written and the iconic photograph that inspired it.
THE MEANING OF CHIMERICA
The word Chimerica is a combination of the words ‘China’ and ‘America’ coined by academic historian Niall Ferguson and economist Moritz Schularick to signal the intertwined economies of those two countries.
Chimerica, 28 Feb – 1 Apr 2017, Roslyn Packer Theatre
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