Don Parties On (play)
|Don Parties On|
|Written by||David Williamson|
It is the sequel by David Williamson to the 1971 play Don's Party and was inspired by the 2010 Federal election. The same characters 40 years on plus a few new arrivals. Don is now a retired school teacher.
The Scene: 21 August 2010, Don invites old friends around for a party the night of the federal election.
It’s 21 August 2010, the night of yet another federal election and, of course, yet another election night party at Don’s place. Over the decades, as he and his friends watched governments come and go, they have also closely followed the incoming results from each other’s lives: the tallies of luck and misfortune, the unexpected swings for and against. And through it all, the lesson that this crowd of superannuated Baby Boomers never seemed to learn is that politics and strong personalities should never be mixed with alcohol.
The friends have all aged and been affected by life's experiences very differently over the decades. Views have polarized and surprised. Full of humor and surprises, a new classic and a fascinating comment on life from a boomer's perspective.
The play received mixed reviews but proved popular.
- "MTC.com.au: Awards for Don's Party". MTC.com.au. Retrieved 2010-01-08.
- "dailytelegraph.com.au: David Williamson launches Don's Party sequel, Don Parties On". dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2010-01-08.
- David Williamson, "No Apology for My Play but for My Generation", Crikey, 21 January 2011 accessed 1 December 2012
- Review of original production at Crikey