Burst of Summer


Published in Plays of the 60s: Volume 1

A social-realist play dealing with racial prejudice set in a country milk bar. Suggested by the promotion of the Aboriginal actor Ngarla Kunoth, who played the title role in Charles Chauvel's Jedda, the play explores a town divided over a new housing development for the Aboriginal population. Passions are stirred by press interest in Peggy, an Aboriginal girl who has won brief fame as a film actress; entrenched pastoral interests; envy and racism; and perceived Aboriginal fecklessness. Despite the intercessions of a local black lawyer and Joe, the 'dago' cafe owner, the summer heat busts into violence.

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  • 9 total
  • 2 female identifying, 7 male identifying
  • history, culturally and linguistically diverse
  • 18+
  • adult, young adult
  • Currency Press


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