Rooted by Alex Buzo
Program Notes by the Director, Gary O’Neil
It is with pleasure that Repertory Theatre presents its first production of an Alexander Buzo play.
Mr Buzo, in the last few years, has emerged as one of Australia’s most gifted and exciting writers. After seeing Night of the Iguana in the early ‘60s, in New York, Alexander Buzo decided to try his talents at playwriting – the results being Norm & Ahmed, Rooted, Front Room Boys and Roy Murphy Show.
Mr Buzo has a keen ear for dialogue and Australianisms – which are very prevalent in Rooted. Whether you, as an audience, see the play as a complete send up or can see the knife twisting in the wound and the cockroach crawling up the wall – it is up to your own judgement.
But everyone must be aware of the satiric eye, both savage and amusing, that Buzo casts on us all.