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NIDA Student Production: The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

By Adam Bock
Directed by Anthea Williams

‘Nobody knows us’

Playwright Adam Bock’s The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania follows the lives of five sisters from a privileged background with a troubled family history. Immersed in New York’s social elite, there’s magnificent frocks, galas and gossip.

But underneath the gilded surface of seemingly fabulous lives is a layer of control, emanating from a place of love and fear, that creates a toxic excess. An appearance that has to be maintained. At all costs. The balance of power shifts within a complex web of perception and control. No one on the outside really understands these women at all.

Are these society girls everything they seem?

Prepare for humour, pain, history and a wonderful tennis match.

13–16, 18–23 June, 8pm
15 June, 1pm
NIDA Theatres, Atrium

Featuring NIDA final year BFA Acting and final year BFA Costume, Properties and Objects, Staging, and Technical Theatre and Stage Management students, with students of the MFA Design for Performance and support from the Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance.

The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is playing as part of our Student Productions June 2018 season.

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Event starts
Wednesday 13 June, 2018
Event Ends
Saturday 23 June, 2018
NIDA – National Institute of Dramatic Art
Venue Address
215 Anzac Parade, Kensington

New South Wales, Sydney

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