Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA presents Things I Know To Be True By Andrew Bovell
Standing on the outside looking in, the Prices seem like your typical tightknit, working class suburban family. Fran and Bob have worked hard to raise four loving, noisy, healthy kids, taking the stresses, strains, and growing pains in their stride. Now the kids have flown the coop, they’ve left behind an enormous void. The house is quiet again. It should be time to slow down, catch their breath, and smell the roses Bob so lovingly cares for.
But as stories of their brood’s secret struggles unravel, the Prices find themselves in a fight to hold their fraying family together as the winds of change howl.
Celebrated WA writer Andrew Bovell (When the Rain Stops Falling, Lantana), exposes a tumultuous year in the life of an Australian family that digs deep into the heart of household dynamics and how we react to change. Moving in its honest beauty, Bovell teases out a rare, uplifting optimism in the face of pain and tragedy that would shake the foundations of even the most united families among us.
Brought to life by an all-WA cast, don’t miss your chance to see this gripping family drama that hits home, what’s truly important in life. Funny, poignant, and relatable, Things I Know To Be True is a beautifully complex story of love and loyalty that’ll make you want to run home to squeeze your perfectly flawed family and never let go.
****1/2 “Reaches into your heart from its opening moments and keeps you gripped until its shattering end.” Limelight Magazine
DIRECTOR Kate Champion
CAST INCLUDES Humphrey Bower, Caroline Brazier, Laura Shaw (More cast to be announced)
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Zoë Atkinson
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME 2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)