THEMES of racial prejudice, the perversion of justice and the consequences of alcohol abuse, all in a uniquely Australian context, is what audiences will experience when they see Tequila Mockingbird in a special performance at St Brendan's College next month.
Shake & stir theatre co is bringing the award-winning Australian play for a strictly limited performance on October 22 as part of a Queensland tour supported by arTour.
It features the original stellar cast, and is directed by Michael Futcher.
This is a bold, brave work examining a darker side of Australian culture lurking just below the surface.
After a woman is attacked in a remote Australian town, the racist underbelly rears its head as the community targets a young Indian doctor who had recently moved to the area. Only one local man possesses the strength to uncover the truth and defend the accused in the ultimate fight for what's right, but first he must take care of other matters a little closer to home.
Shake & stir's artistic director Ross Balbuziente said Tequila Mockingbird was an important piece of Australian theatre.
" It commenced a dialogue with our audiences surrounding racial issues and we want it to be seen by more Australians, and given the terrifying recent increase in atrocities fuelled by discrimination it's more important than ever,” Balbuziente said.