Outhouse Theatre Co and Seymour Centre present

Appropriate

by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

23 Jul - 8 Aug 2020

★★★★ "Both gravely serious and mordantly funny... Jacobs-Jenkins pushes everything to the limits."

The Guardian

 

After the success of 2019’s Gloria, Outhouse Theatre Co reunites with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins for his explosively hilarious take on the great American family drama.

 

So I thought, since we can’t do Europe this summer, why don’t the kids and I just do a little Southern History road trip? We’re going to drive back home through Mississippi, Louisiana – all those places – experience some of Daddy’s heritage.

 

“A stunning act of theatrical subversion… ingenious.” The Stage

 

The Lafayette family gather at their late father’s home in Arkansas to bury the hatchet and prepare the former plantation for its Estate Sale.

 

Until they make a discovery that changes everything.

 

Winner of the Obie Award for Best New American Play, this wickedly subversive tour de force lays bare a dark and terrible history corroding the soul of a family. And a nation.

 

Craig Baldwin (John, The Flick) directs the Australian premiere of Appropriate.

 

★★★★ “A bitingly funny family drama—and a shrewd analysis of the state of the nation”. Financial Times

 

“Bracingly clever… as twisted and pointed as a corkscrew.” WhatsOnStage

 

“An audacious, vividly atmospheric tour de force.” Evening Standard

 

“Subversively original… a remarkable and devious play.” The New York Times

 

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CREATIVE TEAM

 

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Director Craig Baldwin

Producer Jeremy Waters