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Joan Didion's The White Album

From The Doors to Charles Manson, the great Joan Didion chronicled the end of the California Dream.

The iconic Joan Didion’s caustic, seminal 1979 essay The White Album – chronicling the American counter-culture’s violent, spiraling decline in the 1960s – is brought to the stage by experimental theatre director, writer and acclaimed large-scale installation artist Lars Jan.

Obie-winning actor Mia Barron delivers Didion’s highly theatrical text in full as a parallel performance unfolds behind her.

Twenty-five young audience members participate in vignettes juxtaposing the social upheaval of the 1960s with present day injustice and institutional violence.

Performance and art lab Early Morning Opera’s staging expands Didion’s canonical essay into a brilliantly theatrical phantasmagoria of voices, dreams and nightmares.

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When

Wednesday 8 January 2020 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Thursday 9 January 2020 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Friday 10 January 2020 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 11 January 2020 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 11 January 2020 from 2pm to 4pm
Sunday 12 January 2020 from 2pm to 4pm

Cost

Adult: From $69

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  • Mobility access
  • Hearing loop

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