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PALE BLUE DOT

Here is a captivating new comedy about aliens, alienation and the terrifying and comforting thought that we are not alone.

Insurance fraud investigator Joel Pinkerton doesn’t believe in aliens. So when his company introduced UFO abduction insurance as a publicity stunt a few years ago, he never gave it much thought. Until now.

When Joel is called to investigate the possible alien abduction of 16-year-old schoolgirl Storm, he finds himself drawn into intergalactic intrigue and conspiracy theories. What happened to Storm during those missing 24 hours? And how did she wake up in an empty field 200km from home? As Joel gets sucked up in the vortex, he begins to feel increasingly alienated from his wife Holly and their newborn baby girl, who is exhibiting some very odd behaviors of her own…

  • comedy, black comedy, fantasy
  • 0
  • 4 total
  • 3 female identifying, 1 male identifying
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • adult, young adult
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REVIEW: PALE BLUE DOT HAS UNIVERSAL CHARM

NATALIE BOCHENSKI, BRISBANE TIMES, 29 JULY 2014

"Something magical is happening at La Boite, and the sorcerer is Brisbane actor turned playwright Kathryn Marquet. Her first play, Pale Blue Dot, spins the majesty of space science, the comedy of alien conspiracy theories and the terror of domestic relationships into a stellar theatrical yarn. Supported by unparalled production design and a rocking soundtrack, it just might be the best thing onstage this year."

REVIEW: PALE BLUE DOT

JENNIFER PENTON, PERFORMING ARTS HUB, 25 JULY 2014

"Kathryn Marquet’s great skill has been to create a play that investigates alienation not up in the skies but within our own lives."

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