8 & 17 OCTOBER 2013
THEATRE ROW, 42ND STREET, NEW YORK
Performed by Jonathan Council
Written and directed by Arthur Meek
An unlucky black actor seeking his big break is propelled by misfortune to a tiny island in the pacific where he unearths the forgotten story of a nineteenth-century African-American who became Australasia's most popular entertainer. In trying to revive his memory, he comes face to face with the true cost, and questionable value, of his own lust for fame.
Dark Stars premiered at the Waiheke Arts Theatre, NZ in November 2011, and has since been performed throughout New Zealand and Australia.
"(COUNCIL'S) STORYTELLING MANNER IS PERSONABLE AND ENGAGING AND HIS MATTER-OF-FACT AND NON-BITTER ATTITUDE HEARTENING. AN INTERESTING SHOW ABOUT TWO INTERESTING LIVES." - ADELAIDE THEATRE GUIDE