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The Turquoise Elephant

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Merrilee Mills as Augusta. Photo by Paolo Randazzo.
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THE TURQUOISE ELEPHANT

by Stephen Carleton
directed by Gail Evans

Winner of the 2015 Griffin Award

Knock-em-Down Theatre and Brown’s Mart Productions, 2018

SYNOPSIS

The Turquoise Elephant is an acerbically funny absurdist farce, portraying the chaos of a not too distant future world affected by climate change.

Inside her triple-glazed compound, Augusta shields herself from the catastrophic elements, bathing in the classics and campaigning for the reinstatement of global reliance on fossil fuels. Outside, the world lurches from one environmental cataclysm to the next. Meanwhile, her sister, Olympia, thinks the best way to save endangered species is to eat them. Their niece, Basra, is intent on making a difference – but how? Can you save the world one blog at a time?

Stephen Carleton’s shockingly black political farce won the 2015 Griffin Award. It’s urgent, contemporary, hilarious and alarmingly close to being true!

PRODUCTION

8-19 May 2018, Brown’s Mart Theatre

Nicky Fearn as Olympia
Kadek Hobman as Jeff
El Ibo as Visi and Vika
Merrilee Mills as Augusta
Ciella Williams as Basra

Set and lighting - Bec Adams
Sound - Matthew Cunliffe
Costumes - Kirsten Faucett
Visuals - Todd Williams
Production - Brad Fawcett
Stage Manager - Tiffany Jansen

Script

Published by Currency Press, 2016

Available on Australian Plays

Photos by Paolo Randazzo