Boyd has been walking tightrope for years – balancing responsibilities to Land and People with the simple business of making a living.
But there’s something happening, he can sniff it in the wind. Every year more and more folk are showing up claiming to be Palawa too. Noone’s heard of them until now… Where has this missing mob been all these years? Are they legit? Or are they ‘tick-a-box’? Who decides? And how?
If Boyd’s going to take everyone forward together, they’re going to have to go back, old mob or new, into the island’s knotty past. And they might not like what they find there.
"We’re proud of At What Cost? and pleased to bring it back with the original cast before it goes on a national tour – if you missed out here’s your second chance. Nathan Maynard’s story of Country and competing histories opened some eyes and set off a few arguments. We loved its oomph, and how it asked us all to think about a very contemporary Australian issue." – Eamon Flack (Artistic Director)
★★★★ The Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★ 1/2 Limelight
“Powerful” The Australian
“Luke Carrol is superb as his own one man mob” - Aboriginal Art Directory
“A great political tragedy grows out of comic domestic beginnings in this slow burning play by Nathan Maynard…like all great tragedies, it builds towards pity and terror in its ending” - The Australian
Writer and Associate Director: Nathan Maynard
Director: Isaac Drandic
Set Designer: Jocob Nash
Costume Designer and Set Realiser: Keerthi Subramanyam
Lighting Designer: Chloe Ogilvie
Composer: Brendon Boney
Sound Designer: David Bergman
Cast: Luke Carroll, Sandy Greenwood, Alex Malone and Ari Maza Long
1hr 45mins (no interval)
May 4th, 2023
May 21st, 2023
Belvoir St Theatre - Upstairs Theatre
Recommended Age: 16yrs+
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