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Black Sun / Blood Moon
Tuesday, June 27 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
From Writer/Director Chris Bendall comes a fantastical new story about finding your voice and saving the world.
Two intertwining stories – one magical, the other all too real – bring two unlikely heroes to the stage in a new work inspired by the Fridays for Future student-led protests of 2019. Black Sun / Blood Moon follows Maddy, a ten-year-old climate champion, and Katie, the underachieving assistant of a climate-denying politician, as they set out to save the planet.
When Paul unwittingly inspires his young daughter Maddy to take part in a school climate strike, their lives are turned upside down irrevocably. Maddy’s journey will put her at increasing risk as she takes her message to the powers that be, while Katie will find herself on the back of eagles and dolphins as she attempts to fulfill a fantastical quest from the future.
Featuring stunning video and projection, and amazing life-size puppetry by Erth Visual and Physical, Black Sun / Blood Moon will delight families with young people 12 years and older.
A Critical Stages Touring Production
Written and Directed by Chris Bendall
Dramaturg: Hilary Bell
Set & Costume Design: Isla Shaw
Sound Design: Kingsley Reeve
Video Design: Susie Henderson
Design Assistant: Claudia Spackman
Production Manager: Tim Burns
Costume Supervisor: Rebecca Jones
Puppetry by Erth Visual & Physical Inc
Performers: Eloise Bendall, Adelaide Kennedy, Francesca Savige, Lani Tupu, Matthew Whittet
Consumer AdviceUse of haze. Ideally suited for intergenerational audiences ages 12+ (Year 6).
Ticket PricesAdult $30 / Concession $27 / ArtsMR Members $25 / Youth $20 / Family $70 / Member Family $64
Black Sun / Blood Moon is supported by the Russell Mills Foundation, the NSW Government through Create NSW, and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. The world premiere production was made possible with the support of Wagga Civic Theatre.