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GPAC's 2016 Deakin University Theatre Season


By Hannie Rayson

A Geelong Performing Arts Centre and Red Stitch Actors Theatre Production

The tiger quoll once ruled the dense Otway forest but is now almost extinct. A wild, rainy night, a twist of fate and an injured tiger quoll bring together a passionate environmentalist and an unlikely good samaritan. Both are hell-bent on saving the species, but intentions are murky. What will be compromised in the quest to save the quoll? Nothing is black and white in this intriguing story about love, sex, money and power played out under the shadow of global warming.

Extinction is a timely and intelligent new Australian play by Helpmann award winning playwright and screenwriter Hannie Rayson (Hotel Sorrento, Life After George), directed by acclaimed film director and producer Nadia Tass (Malcolm, Matching Jack). It delves deep into the heart of our own morals, choices and tightly-held convictions. Extinction wraps an important conservation message around a unique and personal human story. What would you choose?

Seasoned performers Natasha Herbert and Colin Lane will join Red Stitch ensemble members Brett Cousins and Ngaire Dawn Fair in bringing this timely and intelligent new play to life on the Drama Theatre stage.

Read Hannie Rayson's speech to the 2016 Deakin University Theatre Launch audience, 3 December, 2015. The Playhouse, GPAC. 

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Preview - Tue 12th 8pm Preview - Tue 12th 8pm Ended
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:00 PM 13 Jul 08:00PM Ended
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:00 PM 14 Jul 08:00PM Ended
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:00 PM 15 Jul 08:00PM Ended
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 01:00 PM 16 Jul 01:00PM Ended
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 08:00 PM 16 Jul 08:00PM Ended

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