Event Review: UNDERLAND – A New Aussie Play Off Broadway

By Alexandra Collier

On Friday April 3rd, AWNY members and friends hit Off Broadway to be immersed in the colloquialisms and landscape of home for a night of new Australian theatre in New York. Underland, a wild, funny and mythic play set in a small dusty Australian town, by award-winning Brooklyn-based Australian playwright Alexandra Collier is currently having its world premiere at 59E59 Theaters, produced by terraNOVA Collective (performances run till April 25 for those who missed it).

After the show, AWNY and the cast and crew – including Annie Golden (Orange is the New Black), Mia Rovegno (director), the playwright, producers and actors – celebrated at the stunning Upper East side home of Phil & Maria Cohen and were treated to a delicious cocktail punch donated by the Manhattan Cricket Club, savory delights and an endless supply of Tim Tams.

Underland cracks open the desert to reveal mythic beasts, Chekhovian love triangles and big sky blues, while giving the finger to everything Americans thought they knew about “Down Under” from Fosters’ commercials.

Buy Tickets Today

Underland will run through April 25. Get a special preview discount ($20 tix) for performances through April 10th with the code PRE20. Buy tix here. Regular tickets are $25.

Support Aussie Theatre in NYC

Also, you can support the show and provide much needed funds to the production by contributing to the Underland registry – get a sneak peek of the props and costumes and chip in for everything from underwear ($7) to crocodile teeth ($35), corrugated metal ($500) for the set and everything in between. No donation is too small! Please support here.

More Pictures From Opening Night

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Author: Australian Women in New York

Australian Women in New York (AWNY) sources stories and guides that will help make you win the Big Apple. We also love to profile fabulous Aussie and Kiwi women.

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