Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company - Skylab
Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Black Swan State Theatre Company present
by Melodie Reynolds-Diarra
16 August – 2 September 2018
Main Auditorium | Subiaco Arts Centre
Co-presented by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Black Swan State Theatre Company
The launch of a science laboratory into Earth's outer orbit was hailed as a miracle of the modern age. But what was really going on up there? The nature of the experiments conducted was kept top secret...
It’s July 1979. NASA’s Skylab is hurtling towards Earth, about to crash land near Esperance in remote Western Australia. Nev, Jem and the kids have no idea that their world is about to change: reality shifts, conspiracy theories abound and a pink horse appears out of nowhere. The town’s white fellas start behaving strangely too, with apologies for taking black fellas’ land and handing over all money owed. Dreamtime meets Monkey Magic in this fantastical comedy where things that were once considered impossible, become not only possible, but real.
Based on a true story – only the facts have been changed to protect the innocent!
Playwright: Melodie Reynolds-Diarra
Director: Kyle J Morrison
Starring: Alan Little