Artistic Director David Berthold wrote:
2009 began with a fine adaptation of Andrew McGahan’s award-winning novel The White Earth. The production, directed by the co-adaptors Shaun Charles and Andrew McGahan, featured two wonderful performances from Anthony Phelan and Stace Callaghan. It drew successfully on cinematic devices (something of a La Boite trait) to conjure up the epic and mythic parts of the story.
The critics said:
An epic feast of a show...stunning...dazzling... I love engaging in something deliciously different and a little bit bizarre. I love being surprised by theatre. The White Earth delivers on all these counts… The White Earth has kicked off La Boite’s year to a great start. It’s set the benchmark outrageously high...a bold and brave production. It’s a feast you can sink your teeth into. Not for dieters and picky eaters but something to relish and remember for theatre lovers. - Katherine Lyall-Watson, ourbrisbane.com
The White Earth will make you think, laugh and cry – it is haunting and will linger with you for days after; and the performances by the cast and designers will make you appreciate professional theatre at its best. Bring out the bell…Five stars. - June Balfour on 612 ABC Brisbane
A wonderful, sprawling piece of theatre...theatre of epic, mythic proportions. - Sue Gough, The Courier Mail
Source: La Boite’s 2009 Annual Report