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Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 7:00PM

Fri, 18 Oct 2019, 7:00PM

Sat, 19 Oct 2019, 2:00PM

Sat, 19 Oct 2019, 7:00PM

Dates

17 – 19 Oct 2019

Duration 2hrs 20mins

Interval 20mins (included)

Times

Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 7:00PM

Fri, 18 Oct 2019, 7:00PM

Sat, 19 Oct 2019, 2:00PM

Sat, 19 Oct 2019, 7:00PM

Venue

Nexus Arts

Suitability

Ages 16 and up

Prices

Adult $45.00

Concession $39.00

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Concession $34.00

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Warning

Course language, strobe lighting, smoke effects, recorded gunshots, stimulated smoking, violent themes/imagery

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WORLD PREMIERE | THEATRE | 
Australia | Malaysia

Guns, drugs, love, war, freedom, racism and free market capitalism:

Light explores our darkness through a revisionist history of the theft of Penang, the birth of Adelaide, and the rise of the British Empire.

In 1786 Francis Light claimed a Malaysian island as British property. Fifty years later his son, William, pitched an unpopular vision for the city of Adelaide. Witness one hundred years of semi-remembered history across four continents, performed by three actors, over two hours, underlaid with a challenge: does how we remember history decide who we believe ourselves to be?

Light is a collaboration between Australian writer/director Thomas Henning (The Black Lung) and radical Malaysian theatre makers TerryandTheCuz, who are known for breaking all the rules of theatre. This world premiere drama depicts the phenomenal story of how the irreversible impact of the actions of two generations of adventurers continue to resonate today.

      

Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre