Drugs, guns, love, war, freedom, racism and free market capitalism.
The theft of Penang, birth of Adelaide, and the rise of the British Empire.
In 1786, Francis Light claimed the island of Penang property of the British. 50 years later his son, William, laid out the city of Adelaide. In the midst of all this, William’s mother vanished.
LIGHT – A Staged Reading, a cross cultural collaboration between director/writer Thomas Henning (Australia) and TerryandTheCuz (Malaysia), is the phenomenal story of two generations of adventures and how the irreversible impact of their actions, continue to resonate today. One family, crushed between East and West, struggles for identity as history is slowly colonised.
LIGHT – A Staged Reading questions the way in which our collective past is remembered, and how it perpetuates systemic prejudice today.