At a time of geopolitical tension, Stephen Sewell’s early classic ‘Welcome The Bright World’ comes roaring back to the Australian stage for the first time in 35 years as part of State Theatre Company South Australia’s 2018 season beginning September 20, at The Queens Theatre.
It is 1980 Berlin and two prominent Jewish scientists are on the verge of discovering a truth that could change the world.
‘Welcome The Bright World’ is near-premonitory in its relevance to today’s alarming political climate and is a sadly neglected play in the cannon of Australia’s greatest dramatist.
Emerging director Charles Sanders has brought together a team of faces old and new to tackle this thorny, deeply intelligent piece of Australian writing.
Through State Umbrella the company selects one independent theatre production each year for special attention and support, delivering a refined and objective pursuit combining House of Sand’s signature subversive and visceral style to a seminal canonical text.
Welcome The Bright World
20 Sept – 6 Oct 2018
Queens Theatre, Adelaide