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Author: Smith, Sue
It has been 25 years since the tanks rolled into Tiananmen Square. A generation later, have the scars healed or have they been papered over with bank notes?
Through the lens of a friendship that spans decades, acclaimed writer Sue Smith (Mabo, Brides of Christ) examines Australias relationship to modern China. Our largest trading partner, an Asian neighbour but still, somehow, as foreign to us as we are to them.
We meet Dylan, an Australian, and Lian, a Chinese student, when they are flush with youthful idealism. We follow them as lifes temptations and the weight of history pulls them deeper and deeper into scandal.
Kryptonite is a thrilling, thought-provoking dialogue between two people and two cultures urgently trying to find common ground.
Kryptonite was a co-production of Sydney Theatre Company and the State Theatre Company of South Australia. It premiered at the Wharf 1 Theatre in September, 2014.
\"A bold work that tackles a critical issue in contemporary Australia: our relationship with a foreign nation, and how we react to large cultural differences. In looking at Australias foreign policy, Smith identifies the countrys heavy-handed suspicion of non-democractic, non-western countries.\"
\"Its an intelligent story, one of contradictions, of ideals and ambitions, innocence and worldliness.\"
THEMES: Multiculturalism, Politics, Love, National Identity
CHARACTER AGES: 23 48
LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
CAST SIZE: 1 2 Cast Members
TARGET AUDIENCE: Adult
Publication date: 01/06/2020
Publishing status: AU Dropshipping