WHAT: A free performance of scenes from Louis Nowra's play, "Summer of the Aliens" which was studied by the Year 11 Drama class this year:
The year is 1962 and the world is worrying about the Cuban missile crisis, except for Lewis, a youth on the cusp of manhood, growing up in a Melbourne housing commission suburb. He is preoccupied with flying saucers, much to the disgust of his friend Brian who can think only of losing his virginity.
The play centres on relationships, especially the relationship between 14 year old Lewis and 14 year old Dulcie. It is through Dulcie that Lewis begins to understand that the struggle to be adult is the struggle to understand the world around him.
NOTE: This text is rated M and contains some adult themes and language. It is recommended for mature audiences.
St Mark's Anglican Community School
St Marks Drive
Hillarys WA 6025