Jurassica is a story of family, migration, language and growing old. It is a heart-warming tale, told with humour and pathos and spoken in both English and Italian. It’s also about dinosaurs - but not necessarily those from prehistoric times.
Ralph and Sara migrated from Tuscany in the 1950s to their concrete-front-yard house in suburban Moorabbin. Their son, Ichlis, never really forgave them for his misunderstood name, and grandson Luca is struggling to talk to his father and grandfather. Until one night Ralph is rushed to hospital and through an unlikely connection with Kaja, an interpreter, Luca learns to reconnect.
Jurassica weaves the past and present together, exploring what it is to migrate, to be displaced and to spend the rest of your life searching for home. Most of all, this is a play about the importance of family and about mending fences before you grow too old.
With Joe Petruzzi, Olga Makeeva, Caroline Lee. Directed by Bridget Balodis.
A Red Stitch Theatre and Critical Stages production.