In this powerful new production of her breakout first play, Jada Alberts transports us to her hometown in Darwin with the Melbourne premiere of Brothers Wreck, a gut-wrenching portrayal of a grief-stricken family whose love for each other knows no limits.
One hot morning Ruben wakes to find his cousin Joe has committed suicide. The story that follows tells of how Ruben’s family, little by little, bring him back from the edge. Brothers Wreck is a confronting and honest exploration of grief and loss, which asks the questions: how do you get alienated young men to talk about what troubles them? How do you get through to them? How do you save them?
Under the direction of Jada Alberts, Brothers Wreck features an all-star Indigenous cast that includes Lisa Flanagan, Leonie Whyman, and Dion Williams.
8 – 23 JUNE: MALTHOUSE THEATRE
27 JUNE – 14 JULY: STATE THEATRE COMPANY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA