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Pale Blue Dot by Kathryn Marquet


THEMES: Aliens, Relationships, Conspiracies


Cast Size
CAST SIZE: 3 - 4 Cast Members
LENGTH: 2 Hours
Target Audience
   PLAYWRIGHT: Kathryn Marquet
$ 23.95
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(Debuting at La Boite Theatre Company at the Roundhouse Theatre as part of the 2014 La Boite Theatre Company mainhouse season.)


Here is a captivating new comedy about aliens, alienation and the terrifying and comforting thought that we are not alone.

Insurance fraud investigator Joel Pinkerton doesn’t believe in aliens. So when his company introduced UFO abduction insurance as a publicity stunt a few years ago, he never gave it much thought. Until now.

When Joel is called to investigate the possible alien abduction of 16-year-old schoolgirl Storm, he finds himself drawn into intergalactic intrigue and conspiracy theories. What happened to Storm during those missing 24 hours? And how did she wake up in an empty field 200km from home? As Joel gets sucked up in the vortex, he begins to feel increasingly alienated from his wife Holly and their newborn baby girl, who is exhibiting some very odd behaviours of her own…

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"Kathryn Marquet’s great skill has been to create a play that investigates alienation not up in the skies but within our own lives." - Arts Hub  

"Her first play, Pale Blue Dot, spins the majesty of space science, the comedy of alien conspiracy theories and the terror of domestic relationships into a stellar theatrical yarn.  Supported by unparalleled production design and a rocking soundtrack, it just might be the best thing onstage this year." - Brisbane Times

ISBN: 978 1 921390 74 6


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