White Pearl

By Anchuli Felicia King

9 — 11 Sep 2021

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White Pearl

Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta presents
a  Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta & Sydney Theatre Company production

White Pearl 
By Anchuli Felicia King
Directed by Priscilla Jackman

 Sold out, award winning hit of 2019.

 A nasty truth goes viral…

In Singapore, it’s just another day at the office of Clearday cosmetics. That is, until they discover that their new TV commercial has been leaked online. The video goes viral for all the wrong reasons. Someone is definitely going to get fired.

Anchuli Felicia King’s play is a ruthlessly entertaining portrait of toxic corporate culture, casual racism and the complexity of pan-Asian relations. As the team at Clearday scrambles to contain the fallout, the open-plan, glass-door office proves to be a nest of secrets, lies and resentments.

King is an exciting, original young voice and it’s a play rich with twists, dark comedy and brutal honesty.

White Pearl dissects aspects of race and culture and contains content that may be confronting to some audience members.

 This production contains strong language, adult themes and sexual references.

Cast and Creatives

Director Priscilla Jackman
Designer Jeremy Allen
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Composer & Sound Designer Michael Toisuta
Composer & Associate Sound Designer Me-Lee Hay
Projection Designer Anchuli Felicia King
Dramaturg Courtney Stewart

With
Deborah An, Cheryl Ho, Mayu Iwasaki, Nicole Milinkovic, Matthew Pearce, Vaishnavi Suryaprakash, Lin Yin