It’s election night 1969. Don and Kath hope that there will be a change of government, and give a party to watch the results. As the tide turns against Labor, the good cheer palls and the faded ideals and disappointed hopes of the characters begin to show.
Williamson’s brilliant satire examines a society on the threshold of emerging from a generation of comfortable, conservative political and social values.
For a study guide from Sydney Theatre Company click here.
To listen to David Williamson talking about the play in Currency’s Not in Print Podcast series, click here.
To listen to a reading of H.G. Kippax’s preface to the play, also in Currency’s Not in Print Podcast series, click here.