Politics, charity and good intentions are always messy and complicated.
In Julian Larnach’s new play, two young adults head overseas on a mission to change the world for the better. Emily heads to the world’s largest slums in Kenya as a volunteer for a charitable NGO. Luisa to Oxford University in the UK. Both are full of passion, hope and enthusiasm.
But they soon realise that reality isn’t always what you signed up for.
Flight Paths is directed by Anthea Williams, winner of the 2017 Sydney Theatre Awards for best direction (Hir, Belvoir), and features Ebony Vagulans, Richie Morris, Airlie Dodds, Aileen Huynh, Brandon McClelland and Monica Kumar.
“I am a white Anglo-Australian male but this is a deliberately global play,” says Larnach. “It’s been a joy for me to bring the actors and creative people in to check what I’m saying. I’m not claiming to have the authentic story of these characters but bringing this group together in rehearsals and in front of an audience is really exciting, just to get the discussion going on global issues.”
Want more? Read the full interview with the playwright and director here.