The Age of Bones

  • VENUE: Gorman Arts Centre : C Block Theatre
  • COST: $40 adult| $35 concession or group 4+| $30 student or under 30 | Family (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children): $100
  • BOOKINGS: Via Eventbrite or at door
  • PRESENTER: Satu Bulan/ Teater Satu/ Performing Lines with Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres
  • WHEN: 7:30pm to 8:50pm
    8 March 2017 - 11 March 2017
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A biting and magical satire set deep beneath the sea!

The Age of Bones (Jaman Belulang) traces the story of Ikan, an Indonesian boy who goes fishing one day and fails to return. Fearing the worst, his family hires a famed seafarer to track him down – he finds nothing. Combining Indonesian puppetry, music and digital projection, The Age of Bones follows Ikan’s fantastical story from Indonesia to his eventual imprisonment ‘down under’ and his fight to get home to his family.

A heartfelt and darkly funny tale inspired by the real-life stories of 60 Indonesian boys allegedly imprisoned in Australia for working on refugee boats.

We advise that you arrive at the theatre by 7.25pm, as we cannot guarantee that latecomers will be admitted to the theatre after 7.30pm.

Season dates and times:
Wednesday 8 March (opening night) – 7.30 pm
Thursday 9 March – 7.30pm
Friday 10 March – 11am (matinee), and 7.30pm
Saturday 11 March – 2pm (matinee), and 7.30pm

Writer Sandra Thibodeaux
Co-Directors Iswadi Pratama & Alex Galeazzi
Composer & Sound Design Panos Couros
Puppetry Wayan Sira & Made Sidia
Set Design Dann Barber
Costume Design Imas Sobariah & Dann Barber
Original Design Iswadi Pratama
Lighting Philip Lethlean
Digital Design Mic Gruchy
Translator Kadek Krishna Adidharma

A Satu Bulan/ Teater Satu/ Performing Lines Co-Production

Acknowledgements: The Age of Bones is produced by Satu Bulan and Performing Lines in association with Browns Mart Arts and has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund, the Northern Territory Government through ArtsNT; and the New South Wales Government through Arts NSW. Thank you to Sally Breen and Kate Mills, the W & A Johnson Family Foundation, The Keir Foundation and other supporters for their generous donations.