By Meyne Wyatt
26 July - 31 August 2019
Young actor Breythe left Kalgoorlie dreaming of a dazzling career.
Now he’s found himself starring in a controversial Australia Day ad that pays big, but draws the ire of his mob. Racism is subtle but persistent in an industry where directors request he darken up for ‘authenticity’ and typecast him as ‘tracker,’ ‘drinker’ or ‘thief.’
Returning home, Breythe’s just as alienated from country and lore. His cultural capital distances him from furious brother Mateo and activist sister Carina, all of them struggling with regret and responsibility after their father’s death.
Meyne Wyatt burst onto the acting scene in 2011’s Silent Disco at Griffin, going on to grace our screens (The Sapphires, Redfern Now, Mystery Road) and star on the Broadway stage (Peter Pan). Now he returns to the Stables as a playwright who is as courageous as he is merciless. It may be unclear where character ends and creator begins.
City of Gold is a howl of rage at the injustice, inequality and wilful amnesia of this country’s 21st century. It’s an urgent play for our moment from a vital new voice. As Childish Gambino sings across the Pacific ‘This is America,’ Meyne Wyatt calls back loudly ‘This is Australia.’
A co-production with Queensland Theatre
Director Isaac Drandic
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright
With Meyne Wyatt
Preview 26 – 30 July
Opening Nights 31 July & 1 August
Season 2 August – 31 August
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Wednesday 28 August 2pm & 7pm
Meet The Artists
Tuesday 6 August
Tuesday 27 August
|5 Play||4 Play||3 Play|
|Concession, Preview||$205||Concession, Preview||$172||Concession, Preview||$138|
|Under 35||$170||Under 35||$140||Under 35||$108|
|Concession / Preview / Groups 8+||$52|
Single tickets on sale Monday 3 December 2018
Transaction fees of $4 for online bookings and $6 for phone bookings apply
Lee Lewis on City of Gold
This project has been assisted by Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Ann & Brian O’Connell
Submissions are open for the 2019 Lysicrates Prize!! If you're an established playwright working on something new, we want to hear from you! Entries close 5pm, Friday 4 January. Find out everything you need to know here: https://t.co/N1R1fMmVOT
The Griffs are chuffed to have a score of Sydney Theatre Awards noms, including 3 plays up for Best New Australian Work (#thealmightysometimes by @kendallfeaver, #thefeatherintheweb by @nickcoyles & #killclimatedeniers by @davidfinig.) Congrats to everyone nominated!! #newwriting
Congrats to all these playwrights! Big love to Kendall obviously but every one of them has given audiences of 2018 smart, insightful and moving work. Thank you for your talent and perseverance. We need you to keep writing!
Dancers! Our friends at @LucyGuerinInc are auditioning for their new work, 'Metal' - a collab with Indonesian heavy metal choir Ensemble Tikoro. They're looking for professional dancers with strong contemporary technique & improv skills. Find out more: https://t.co/i7mXyVM7t5
It's CLOSING NIGHT for 'The Smallest Hour'! What a gorgeous show this has been! Congratulations to Phil, Susie and the incredible creative team behind this beautiful play. Enjoy the last performance!! #thesmallesthour