Emerald City by David Williamson
Welcome to the glittering jewel of that other Oz. Fading screenwriter Colin is not long in Sydney before he's seduced by its obsession with success. Teaming up with well-connected hack writer Mike, Colin finds himself in a tug of war between artistic ambition and big bucks. Fame and fortune - not to mention Mike's criminally hot girlfriend - are up for grabs.
Part love letter, part hate mail to the harbour city, Emerald City is one of the best works by Australian theatre's most beloved craftsman and commentator, David Williamson. Three decades after it was written, it still captures the ballsy spirit of the '80s and retains its skewering sharpness - a panoramic view of the city that's always prized beauty over brains.
In 2014, Griffin gives Emerald City the shameless revival it's been crying out for. Lee Lewis dusts off her shoulder pads to direct.