Norman Price‘s Urban Dingoes is darkly comic, with a macabre twist at the end.
Claire is in her old age, but you’d never know it. She sees herself differently from her children, who have grown up mean and full of bile. The children descend upon the family home like carrion dogs to deal with the matter of their ageing mother once and for all. They have come to tear Claire and her world to pieces and feast upon the remains of her life and home. But Claire has prepared a surprise party for them of Gothic proportions.
Urban Dingoes is a poetic play that examines the familial and cultural inheritances embedded in the Australian psyche.
First produced by the La Boite Theatre Company, in association with the Energex Brisbane Festival, 2004.
ISBN 978 0908156 88 7