Theater: Media Mates EMERALD CITY

by David Williamson

When Australian films vaulted to world prominence a few years ago, at the heart of the action was screenwriter David Williamson, whose credits include Gallipoli and The Year of Living Dangerously. Like many a successful artist, Williamson apparently discovered that only part of his soul was committed to artistic integrity. The rest lusted for wealth, fame, power and a sweeping view of Sydney's harbor. This confrontation with the dark side is the central theme of Emerald City, Williamson's winsomely cynical comedy of manners among the media hucksters Down Under. It is now enjoying a deft, engaging production off-Broadway.

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