For the past six years Black Swan has shared an annual Live Broadcast with audiences from all over Western Australia. Thanks to the generous support of Lotterywest we’ll be bringing you a seventh! On Friday 1st September audiences can watch a high-definition live performance of Joanna Murray-Smith’s Switzerland beamed directly from the State Theatre Centre of WA into community resource centres, living rooms and regional and metro venues across the state. The broadcast, supported by Lotterywest, will be screened at regional venues and Community Resource Centres (CRCs). Plus to home viewers who receive their free to air TV via satellite on Channel 602 through the Westlink network.
2017 LIVE BROADCAST PRESENTERS
New Lyric Theatre- $10
Bunbury, 9791 4696 or www.facebook.com/groups/bmcg3/
Matt Dann Theatre & Cinema- $10
Port Hedland, 9158 9368 or www.mattdann.com
Esperance Civic Centre- $10
Esperance, 9083 1566 or www.esperance.wa.gov.au
Moora Performing Arts Centre- FREE
Moora, 9651 0000 or www.moora.wa.gov.au
Margaret River Cultural Centre- $10
Margaret River, 9758 7316 or www.artsmargaretriver.com
Sun Pictures- $10
Broome, 9192 1077 or www.broomemovies.com.au
Queens Park Theatre- $10
Geraldton, 9956 6662 or www.queensparktheatre.com.au
Camel Lane Theatre- $10
Carnarvon, 9941 4200 or www.carnarvonciviccentre.com
Moonrise Cinema- FREE
Karratha, 9186 8666 or www.moonrisecinema.com.au
Weld Theatre- $10
Busselton, 0401 382 307 or 0497 606 723 or www.actingup.com.au
Boston Brewery- FREE
Denmark, 9848 1555 or www.bostonbrewing.com.au
Centennial Stadium- FREE
Albany, 0409 984 822 or www.centennialstadium.com.au
Northam Senior High School, Performing Arts Theatre- FREE
Northam, 96210000 or www.northamshs.wa.edu.au
Wickham Picture Gardens-FREE
Three Springs Community Hall - FREE
Three Springs, 9954 1001 or www.threesprings.wa.gov.au
The Brookman Street Theatre - $10
Kalgoorlie, 9021 3186 or www.goldfieldsrepclub.org.au
Wesfarmers Court, Curtin University- FREE
Bentley, 9266 9266 or www.curtin.wa.edu.au
Sutton Community Centre, Juniper Rowethorpe- SOLD OUT
Bentley, 9311 8111 or trybooking.com/QVMD
All Saints' College- $5, all proceeds donated to Nulsen Disability Services
Bull Creek, 9313 9333 or www.thehothousecompany.com.au
Perth Cultural Centre - FREE
We suggest bringing a blanket and picnic basket to enjoy the show under the stars.
COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRES
Augusta, Bencubbin, Beverley, Boyup Brook, Bremer Bay, Bridgetown, Bruce Rock, Brunswick, Cocos Island, Coolgardie, Cue, Dalwallinu, Denmark, Dongara, Donnybrook, Dowerin, Frankland River, Gingin, Greenbushes, Jurien Bay, Kalbarri, Kambalda, Katanning, Kellerberin, Kununurra, Lancelin, Manjimup, Mount Barker, Mukinbudin, Nannup, Norseman, Northcliffe, Quairading, Ravensthorpe, Shark Bay, Tom Price, Toodyay, Wagin, Walpole, West Arthur, Williams, Wyalkatchem and York.
When using words for weapons, how far do you go before it cuts too deep?
The late Patricia Highsmith penned some of the most exhilarating suspense novels of all time, some becoming major cinematic adaptations including The Price of Salt recently released as the ﬁlm Carol, The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train. Now the acerbic author herself is centre stage in this edge-of-your-seat thriller by acclaimed Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith (Honour, The Female of The Species, Ninety and Day One, A Hotel, Evening).
The subject – writer Patricia Highsmith, lives a reclusive life in the Swiss Alps surrounded by her collection of books and antique weapons. The prickly genius facing the end of her life has withdrawn completely from the world, ﬁnding solace in her seclusion, her cats and cigarettes. Until one day a young man, Edward Ridgeway, intrudes into her place of refuge. He’s yet another irritating delegate from her publisher demanding a contract for one ﬁnal instalment. Speciﬁcally another psychological thriller featuring her beloved muse and most infamous literary creation, Tom Ripley.
Winner, Best New Australian Work at the Sydney Theatre Awards (2014), and programmed by almost every state theatre company in the country – it’s now our turn to lure you into a booby-trapped plot, a tense and furious battle of wills and words.
Suitability: Ages 15+