By Louis Nowra. Hobart Repertory Theatre Society. Director: Mark Morgan. Playhouse Theatre Hobart. February 27 to March 14 2015
Mark Morgan directed Louis Nowra’s Summer of the Aliens for the Hobart Repertory Theatre Society with a fine cast of energetic actors who understood the play and its characters well.
Louis Nowra’s semi-autobiographical tale of a boy obsessed with aliens is often called a ‘memory play’, which also fits into the ‘coming of age’ category. Summer of the Aliens, more about alienation than aliens, is set during the summer of 1962 in Melbourne.