Blacktown car park home to new level of theatre

A multi-level carpark in Blacktown will be the stage for an unusual Sydney Festival theatre production which explores the meaning of home and opens in January.

Home Country, an Urban Theatre Project in partnership with the Blacktown Arts Centre, will take audiences through different levels of the carpark in Sydney’s west as its stories unfold.

At one point it will include a communal feast for the audience.

The production will explore the different facets of Australian society and promises to tell the story of urban Sydney in three interweaving chapters.

The stories will come from the perspectives of an Aboriginal man, a post-war Greek migrant and a newly-arrived immigrant.

Aboriginal elder, Uncle Cheeky, will be the night’s host.

The show was written by Andrea James, Peter Polites and Gaele Sobott and will be directed by Rosie Dennis.

It will run from January 11 to 22 at 6.30pm in the Colo Lane Car Park in Blacktown. Tickets are $59 and include a communal feast. There will be no performances Monday or Tuesday.

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