By Dan Giovannoni
Produced by Red Stitch Actors' Theatre & Critical Stages
Supported by Darlinghurst Theatre Company
17 September, 2018 at 7:30pm - running time 120mins (including interval)
A story about family, growing old, and spending your life searching for home.
Ralph and Sara migrated from Italy in the 1950s to their concrete-front-yard house in suburban Moorabbin. Their son, Ichlis, never really forgave them for his misunderstood name, and grandson Luca is struggling to talk to his father or grandfather. Until one night Ralph is rushed to hospital and, through an unlikely connection with Kaja, an interpreter, Luca learns to reconnect. This critically acclaimed new play, spoken in English and Italian, is about growing old, about communicating across generations and across cultures, and it is about dinosaurs – just not the prehistoric kind.
Written by Dan Giovannoni
Director Bridget Balodis
Dramaturg Gary Abrahams
Set & Costume Designer Romanie Harper
Composer & Sound Designer Ian Moorhead
Lighting Designer Amelia Lever-Davidson
Cast Jordan Fraser-Trumble, Devon Lang Wilton, Caroline Lee, Olga Makeeva, Eddie Orton, and Joe Petruzzi
Supported by Darlinghurst Theatre Company.
The premiere season of Jurassica was supported by the City of Port Phillip and Istituto Italiano Di Cultura, Melbourne.