Bryant & Frank Productions. Midsumma Festival 2011. Written by Matthew Frank and Dean Bryant. Directed by Dean Bryant. fortyfive downstairs. January 19 - January 28, 2011.
Opening night was a rare moment of Australian musical theatre history. Eleven years after Prodigal had its world premiere at Midsumma, it has returned, directed by one of its writers, who was also one of the original actors. Since then it has been produced off-Broadway — the first Australian musical ever produced in New York City.
Luke (Ed Grey) has been groomed to run his father's fishing business. Instead, he flees to study in Sydney. Like any gay country boy introduced to that city, he finds the experience mind-altering.