PRESENTED BY STATE THEATRE COMPANY AND MALTHOUSE THEATRE.
By Jada Alberts
Sometimes death has the most to teach us about life.
Ruben wakes to find that his cousin has committed suicide on a hot Darwin morning. As he begins to spiral out of control and his family try desperately to pull him back from the brink, Ruben must face himself and the loving force of his links to the world around him.
Cementing Jada Alberts as one of the most important voices in Australian theatre’s next generation, Brothers Wreck is a raw and achingly human story of grief and the ways in which community can heal us.
A hit during its premiere Sydney season, Brothers Wreck is a challenging and life affirming work that comes to Adelaide in a brand new co-production with Malthouse Theatre under the direction of the playwright herself.
In equal parts uplifting, funny and heartbreaking, Brothers Wreck is a no-holds barred emotional journey that is set to become a new Australian classic.
Brothers Wreck contains strong coarse language and adult themes including references to suicide and alcohol abuse. Recommended for a mature audience, ages 15+.
Below are some support services for those affected by the themes in the production: