Machu Picchu

Date(s) - 20 Apr 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre

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Presented by State Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company & Flinders University
By Sue Smith

A funny and moving new play about a couple learning to love again in the face of adversity, starring the sparkling Lisa McCune.

Machu Picchu follows Paul and Gabby, two mid-life civil engineers who seem to have it all. After a horrifying car accident, Gabby walks away unscathed but Paul is badly injured and their lives are forever changed. Both are forced to reassess priorities, and reevaluate long held dreams. They must also fight to maintain their personal connection, and, in many ways, learn not only how to love again, but also how to simply … be.

Exploring mindfulness, altruism and the challenge of staying true to yourself, Machu Picchu slips back and forth over the history of an ordinary— and extraordinary—love story.

Theatrically rich, bluntly human and wickedly humorous, it’s a celebration of courage that explodes the belief that bad things only happen to other people. And asks a question: when catastrophe strikes, and the normal clutter of life is stripped away, can something purer and more precious be found?

Crafted by State Theatre Company favourite Sue Smith (Kryptonite, The Kreutzer Sonata, Brides of Christ, Saving Mr Banks) and starring, in her State Theatre Company debut, Lisa McCune and Darren Gilshenan, this new co-production with Sydney Theatre Company promises to fill the Playhouse stage with hope, light and love.


Geordie Brookman

Set and Costume Designer
Jonathon Oxlade

Lighting Designer
Nigel Levings

Alan John

Sound Designer
Andrew Howard

Cast includes
Lisa McCune, Elena Carapetis, Chum Ehelepola, Darren Gilshenan, Annabel Matheson, Renato Musolino

Commissioned by Sydney Theatre Company.
This project is supported by the Australian Writers’ Foundation, with the generous support of Kim Williams AM.

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