White Pearl Celebrates a Return with Karaoke and Special Events Program

April 20, 2022

Following sold out seasons across the Country, and a recent stint at STC, White Pearl is set to take over the Riverside stage once more. To mark the triumphant return of this groundbreaking work, Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta are thrilled to present a curated suite of special events that celebrate contemporary Asian culture, from 5th – 7th May, 2022.
A co-production from Riverside Theatre’s National Theatre of Parramatta and Sydney Theatre Company, White Pearl at Riverside gives new audiences a chance to enjoy Anchuli Felicia King’s exciting and original young voice, in a play rich with twists, dark comedy and brutal honesty.

Every evening pre-show, founding host of SBS Pop Asia and renowned Asian pop DJ Andy Trieu will host a DJ set in the Riverside courtyard from 6:30pm. There will also be a panel discussion hosted by National Theatre of Parramatta’s Executive Producer, Joanne Kee, joined by White Pearl dramaturg Courtney Stewart, Mayu Iwasaki (actor, White Pearl, 2019) and Alanna Kamp (Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University) to explore topics around the practice of skin whitening and cultural taboos, on Saturday 7th May.

To close out the festivities, a Closing Night party with karaoke will take over the Riverside courtyard to mark
White Pearl’s grand finale, joined by cast and crew.

Playwright: Anchuli Felicia King Director: Priscilla Jackman Assistant Director and Dramaturg: Courtney Stewart Designer: Jeremy Allen Lighting Designer: Damien Cooper Composer and Sound Designer: Michael Toisuta Associate Sound Designer and Composer: Me-Lee Hay Projection Designer: Anchuli Felicia King
Cast: Deborah An, Manali Datar, Melissa Gan, Stephen Madsen, Kaori Maeda-Judge, Nicole Milinkovic, Shirong Wu

WHITE PEARL 5th – 7th May, 2022
Venue: Riverside Theatres – Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Tickets: From $51. Available from https://riversideparramatta.com.au/ or from the Box Office (02) 8839 3399. Transaction fees: $4.60

White Pearl Panel Event Saturday 7 May 6pm – 7pm: free event

White Pearl Closing Night Party Saturday 7 May Ticketed event, must be purchased with a performance ticket