Summer of The Aliens

Written by Louis Nowra

2022 - opening night February 11

The year is 1962 and the world is worrying about the Cuban missile crisis, except for Lewis, a youth on the cusp of manhood, growing up in a Melbourne housing commission suburb. He is preoccupied with flying saucers, much to the disgust of his friend Brian who can think only of losing his virginity. The play centres on relationships, especially the relationship between 14 year-old Lewis and 14 year-old Dulcie. It is through Dulcie that Lewis begins to understand that the struggle to be adult is the struggle to understand the world around him. A vivid and amusing evocation of a family and a neighbourhood whose increasingly strange behaviour Lewis is forced to interpret in the only way he can ….
The aliens must be among us!​

Performance rights for SUMMER OF THE ALIENS exclusively licenced by HLA Management Pty Ltd, P.O. Box 1536, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 (hla@hlamgt.com.au)

Photos by Sandy Gray

Cast:
Narrator – Alard Pett
Lewis – Ryan Tracey
Dulcie – Tara Dunstan
Norma – Julie Fryman
Eric – Ben Mitchell
Uncle Richard – Ash Chappell
Bev – Isobel Connor-Smithyman
Grandma – Claudia Clark
Mr Irvin/ Man – Greg Chadwick
Mrs Irvin/ Woman – Amber Conner
Beatrice – Maggie Evans
Mr Pisano – Simon Thorne
Brian - Morgan Caruana