David Williamson’s Let The Sunshine

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WHAT happens when people of widely different political views are forced to co-exist?

It’s a question posed in Let The Sunshine, a play from Australia’s most respected contemporary playwright, showing at Limelight Theatre this August.

Written by David Williamson and directed by Tim Riessen, it’s a satirical comedy about 50-something sea-changers and their children.

When Toby, a hard-hitting documentary-maker, flees Sydney with his wife after a blow up with the media, he arrives at his old childhood haven.

But the simple town has been transformed into a playground for the wealthy and his old friend has become married to a wealthy property developer.

Thrown into the mix is the couple’s two incompatible offspring, a struggling musician and a ruthless corporate lawyer, and the scene is set for a vintage Williamson comedy.

Williamson is known for his extensive range of work including Don’s Party, The Club, Travelling North, Brilliant Lies and Money and Friends and the screenplays Gallipoli, The Year of Living Dangerously, Phar Lap and Balibo.

Let The Sunshine plays at 8pm August 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 and 26 with a 2pm matinee August 20. Tickets are $21, $18 concession – book at www.limelighttheatre.com.au or on 0499 954 016 between 9am and midday, Monday to Friday.

The Limelight Theatre, Civic Drive, Wanneroo, Western Australia, Australia