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Summer of the Aliens

Production dates: August 11, 1993 - September 25, 1993
Venue: The Sydney Theatre Company
Directed by: Angela Chaplin
Literature: Louis Nowra
Costume Design: Stephen Curtis
Set Design: Stephen Curtis

It is 1962 and the world is worried about the Cuban missile crisis, except for Lewis, a youth on the cusp of manhood, growing up in a Melbourne housing commission suburb. He is preoccupied by flying saucer, much to the disgust of his friend Brian who can think only of losing his virginity. Lewis finds a natural soulmate in local tom-boy, Dulcie, who has her own confusions about approaching womanhood. And then out of nowhere Lewis's errant father returns to stay, as if he had never gone.

Cast & Characters

Maggie Blinco, Mitchell Butel, Toni Collette (Bev/Beatrice), Penny Cook, Nicholas Eadie, Benjamin Franklin, Chris Haywood, Damon Herriman, Cindy Pan, Sara Zwangobani