"The story intertwines history and imagination as it travels across time..." – The Spectator
Skyline, written by F. Reed Brown, is a journey that ventures into the wilds of the imagination and time. It presents an inventive landscape of theatre, where an aboriginal native from Australia named Allooloo takes the audience on a walkabout through the continuum of time and history that spans Edwin Booth and Laura Keene’s visit to Sydney and Melbourne in 1852 and lands in Manhattan for a Ground Zero cleansing ritual post 9/11. Ultimately, characters find themselves living out the plot of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull in NYC in 2001. Unlike the principle of the irreversibility of time, or even the Newtonian thought which works backwards and forwards, we are in Dreamtime, the Aboriginal world view, where every event leaves a record in the land. Everything in the natural world is a result of the past, present and future actions of beings, whose actions are continuously creating a new skyline and world.
A workshop production of Skyline was performed at The University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. If you are interested in performing Skyline, please contact Reed.