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Jasper Jones (the play)  

Based on the novel by Craig Silvey

Jasper Jones (the play) $20.90 ex GST
$22.99 inc GST

It’s summer 1965 in a small, hot town in Western Australia. Overseas, war is raging in Vietnam, Civil Rights marches are on the streets, and women’s liberation is stirring – but at home in Corrigan Charlie Bucktin dreams of writing the Great Australian Novel. Charlie’s 14 and smart. But when 16-year-old, constantly-in-trouble Jasper Jones appears at his window one night, Charlie’s out of his depth. Jasper has stumbled upon a terrible crime in the scrub nearby, and he knows he’s the first suspect – that goes with the colour of his skin. He needs every ounce of Charlie’s bookish brain to help solve this awful mystery before the town turns on Jasper.

Kate Mulvany’s adaptation of Craig Silvey’s award-winning novel is wise and beautiful – it features a cast of finely drawn teenagers and grown-ups, all searching for their own kind of truth. A coming-of-age story, Jasper Jones interweaves the lives of complex individuals all struggling to find happiness among the buried secrets of a small rural community.

"Whether you know the book or not, this piercing adaptation is very much worth seeing for the way it depicts – and shows ways across – some of the deep and enduring divides in our society."  Jason Blake SMH

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Cast : 3F, 5M, doubling possible

Currency Press | 978-1-76062-004-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB

Author

KATE MULVANY graduated with a BA from Curtin University. She is an actress who has played lead roles with major Australian theatre companies as well as appearing on TV and in film. Her other plays include: Father O Friendly, Derek Drives a Datsun, Vaseline Lollies, Blood and Bone (Winner of Naked Theatre Co's “Write Now"! Award), Naked Ambition, Storytime, The Danger Age—which was shortlisted for the STC's Patrick White Award and won the 2004 Philip Parsons Award—and Somewhere which opened Railway Street Theatre's new venue in 2005.

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