Black is the New White
The Queensland Theatre presents a Sydney Theatre Company Production: Black is the New White. Two politically powerful families at war. A son and a daughter helplessly in love, defying their parents. You have heard this story before, but what if Romeo was white, Juliet was black and the war was mainly fought on twitter?
After a whirlwind of romance, hotshot lawyer Charlotte Gibson and penniless avant-garde cellist Francis Smith are engaged. One the stands in the way: Charlotte is the favourite daughter of Australia’s most charismatic Aboriginal politician, and Francis is the son of his dour and conservative rival. It is been mutual hate for decades, sparked by an infamous shoe-throwing incident on the floor of parliament. As the two bitterly entrenched families collide in the Gibson’s glitzy holiday mansion over an Aussie Christmas dinner, the long standing feud comes to a head.