"Sarsaparilla, A Play by Patrick White". Poster for performance at the Hole in the Wall Theatre, Subiaco. Patrick White.

"Sarsaparilla, A Play by Patrick White". Poster for performance at the Hole in the Wall Theatre, Subiaco.

Perth, WA: 1992. Large vivid color poster wonderfully illustrated in 1960s style, for a Patrick White play "Sarsaparilla", with 3 large b&w vignettes of family life set against a bright yellow ground. Not recorded in Trove.

The play (full title "The Season at Sarsaparilla: A Charade of Suburbia in 2 acts"), which premiered in 1962, concerns three Sarsaparilla households in the fictional Sydney suburb of the same name. The producer, John Tasker, described the play as "warm and funny, not sordid - after all, most life in suburbia is not sordid".

The 3 illustrated vignettes depict a wife serving her husband breakfast, two women chatting across the fence as the children play hula hoops, and an ecstatically happy housewife vacuuming (mother's little helper?) as her husband, briefcase in hand, kisses her good bye. 15 1/4 x 23 1/2" Very good condition. Item #25582

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