Performance

VenuePlayhouse
Other spaces at this venue include: Salberg Studio
TownSalisbury
CountyWiltshire
From28th May 2002
To30th May 2002
What is currently on at Playhouse (V923)

The Cherry Pickers

T1137801556
The Cherry Pickers was written by the Aboriginal rights activist, poet and writer Kevin Gilbert in 1968. Told by a group of itinerant cherry pickers, this landmark piece chronicles survival, describing a world in which the Aboriginal people live on the fringes of society, facing discrimination, left to scratch out a living in the land that was once theirs. Challenging the received (and often white) wisdom about the indigenous people, this play starkly indicts welfare dependency, and asks how a rich and ancient culture can survive amid economic disadvantage. Gilbert insisted that the play be performed only by an all-Aboriginal cast; he didn't live to see the first full production of the text in 1994, now considered a modern classic.
Author Kevin Gilbert


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Production details

Company

Company Sydney Theatre Company
Director Wesley Enoch
Design Stephanie Blake
Lighting Mark Pennington
Music Wayne Freer
Performer Wayne Blair
Performer George Bostock
Performer Luke Caroll
Performer Elaine Crombie
Performer Lillian Crombie
Performer Margaret Harvey
Performer David Page
Performer Tessa Rose
Performer Pauline Whyman

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