Sydney Theatre – Dead White Males

July 9th, 2010


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Dead White Males by David Williamson – Directed by Tom Massey.  A delicious satire.

  •  Till 7 August 2010
  • Genesian Theatre

Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, Sunday matinée at 4.30pm

Opening with a literal depiction of Roland Barthes Death of the Author, Dead White Males positions itself with a bang! as David Williamson’s entry into the debate on literary theory which came to a head in the mid 1990’s.

Dead White Males brings us into the life of Angela, a young woman trying to find her place in the world. Her studies at uni open up new intellectual horizons, and the possibility of new relationships. Will Shakespeare or Sartre, Dickens or Derrida, finally claim her heart?

This delicious satire of literary theory goes beyond the university walls, bringing us a touching study into three generations of an Australian family, all depicted by Williamson with his usual wisdom and wit.  The play runs for a little over two hours, including interval.

Further information and bookings

Genesian Theatre
420 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW


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