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48 Shades of Brown
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48 Shades of Brown

Philip Dean
 
In his final year at school, and with his parents overseas, Dan is forced to grow up fast when he moves in with his 22-year-old aunt Jacq and her eccentric friend Naomi. Light-hearted and funny, with a definite twist of insanity. Adapted from Nick Earls’ novel.

Includes Teachers' Notes by Sandra Gattenhof.


Cast : 4M, 6F
Performance Rights : Kubler Auckland Management - www.kublerauckland.com
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-652-7 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
After January
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After January

Philip Dean
 
Alex is marking time while awaiting his school results—body surfing, watching TV and playing pool are meanwhile his primary concerns. So he’s not prepared for the girl with the nose-ring who cuts past him on a wave and draws him into a new way of looking at the world. Adapted from a novel by Nick Earls.

Includes Teachers'  Notes by Nataly Redhead Beh & Collette Brennan

Cast : 4M, 3F
Performance Rights : www.kublerauckland.com
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-636-7 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Aliwa!
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Aliwa!

Dallas Winmar
 
Traces the true story of three Aboriginal sisters whose mother was determined to keep her children when officials wanted to remove them following the death of their father. 

The story is that of the three sisters of the playwright Jack Davis.


   Awards
  • 2003 VIC Premier's Literary Awards - Louis Esson Prize for Drama (shortlist)
  • 2002 Kate Challis RAKA Award 
  • 2002 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards - Play Award (shortlist)
Cast : 2M, 4F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-688-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Amigos
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Amigos

David Williamson
 

In a moment of glory at the 1968 Olympics, an Australian rowing team known as 'The Four Amigos' won bronze. It was lifetime bonding material.

Or so it seemed. Thirty-five years later only two of the Amigos keep in touch. Jim is a wealthy banker with a young, beautiful wife and seems to have it all. His friend Dick, a heart surgeon, has something that Jim covets: a sterling reputation. When the two mates meet up in Port Douglas with their wives, they have competing personal agendas. Then Steven, a third Amigo, turns up, ready to expose the past.

A savagely funny play that hinges on the subtle aggression and unacknowledged dependencies of male friendship — and the angst and irritation created for those on the sidelines.


Cast : 3M, 2F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-746-3 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Bastard Boys
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Bastard Boys

Sue Smith
 
Bastard Boys is the story of the fight that stopped the nation—the 1998 battle for Australia's waterfront. More than just a dispute over reform, it became a campaign for the hearts and minds of all Australians. Controversial, all-consuming and combative, it forced people to pick a side and fight for their beliefs. Political thriller, war film, buddy movie, love story and courtroom drama all rolled into one, this is the story of the people behind one of the most significant events in Australia's recent past.

Iconic Australian actors Jack Thompson and Colin Friels lead an outstanding cast that includes: Geoff Morrell, Dan Wyllie, Justine Clarke, Rhys Muldoon and Lucy Bell.

Bastard Boys has been written with the cooperation and participation of all parties to the dispute. It is the first time participants such as former Patrick CEO, Chris Corrigan and ACTU Secretary, Greg Combet have agreed to tell their stories.

   Awards
   Review
  • The world of the wharves, the boardrooms and war rooms are places most of us will never visit or understand. Bastard Boys takes us there, makes sense and great drama all at once. It’s amazing. Ruth Richie, Sydney Morning Herald

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-809-5 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Beautiful Life, A
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Beautiful Life, A

Michael Futcher & Helen Howard
 
An Iranian family living in Australia attempts to escape memories of torture endured back home. Their role in the 1992 raid on the Iranian Embassy in Canberra leads to persecution by the Australian government. Based on a true story.


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Cast : 6M, 2F
Performance Rights : www.kublerauckland.com
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-605-3 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Beautiful Words
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Beautiful Words

Sean Riley
 
An epic chronicle of the refugee experience, Beautiful Words weaves together three very different stories of survival, told through the eyes of three children in different times and places. The outcome is heart-rending, humorous, and surprising by turns. From the horrors of Auschwitz Concentration Camp in the final days of World War II, to Taliban-ruled Kabul, to present day Australia, this enthralling play presents a rich tapestry of human experience, overlapping lives, and the bonds that unite generations.

Over three hours, with some 20 characters, Beautiful Words tells an engaging story with poignant comedy and unashamed feeling.

 

   Awards
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Cast : 3F, 6M (doubling)
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-832-3 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Birthrights / Soulmates
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Birthrights / Soulmates

David Williamson
 

Birthrights

A bittersweet play about motherhood.

At twenty-nine, Helen has a vital operation that stops her from having what she desperately wants: a child. Her younger sister Claudia gives her a wonderful gift when she agrees to be a surrogate mother. But what happens when, years later, Claudia discovers that she and her husband Martin cannot conceive and that Kelly, the child she gave to her sister, is the only baby she will ever bear?

 
   

Soulmates
\Williamson applies his merciless humour to the literary world in a play about the slippery business of books, authors, and the readers who love them both. Commerce competes with art; serious writing with popular writing.

Set in Melbourne and New York, this is a tale of revenge as the best-selling expatriate author Katie Best engineers a scheme to bring her most craven critic Danny O'Loughlin undone.

   

   Resources
Cast : Birthrights - 2M, 4F / Soulmates - 4M, 3F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-698-5 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, The
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Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, The

Robert Hewett
 
DO NOT ADD TO CART. THIS BOOK IS ONLY AVAILABLE AS A EBOOK, SEE BELOW FOR EBOOK VENDORS.

An adulterous husband, a meddlesome neighbour and a dropped ice-cream cone are among the circumstances that combine to shatter the life of suburban housewife Rhonda Russell.

Everyone has their own story to tell about the day that Rhonda went beserk in the shopping mall. And who’s to know where the truth lies? With the best friend who might have egged her on? With the husband who denies responsibility? Or with the victim’s family whose lives were changed forever? And then there’s the story of the vengeful redhead herself, but she’s probably the least likely to know what really happened.

In this gripping adventure, the world is turned upside down in a disastrous and comic sequence of events. As the intrigue unfolds, seven different characters give a fresh twist of perspective – all played by one multifaceted performer.

   

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Cast : 1F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-806-4 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Bombshells
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Bombshells

Joanna Murray-Smith
 
Six monologues made famous by the diva Caroline O'Connor, exposing six women balancing their inner and outer lives with humour and often desperate cunning. They range in age from a feisty teenager to a 64-year-old widow yearning for the unexpected.

   

Cast : 6F (played by 1 woman)
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-751-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
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