Jurassica is a story of family, migration, language and growing old. It is a
heart-warming tale, told with humour and pathos and spoken in both English
and Italian. It’s also about dinosaurs – but not necessarily those from prehistoric
Ralph and Sara migrated from Tuscany in the 1950s to their concrete-front-yard
house in suburban Moorabbin. Their son, Ichlis, never really forgave them for his
misunderstood name, and grandson Luca is struggling to talk to his father and
grandfather. Until one night Ralph is rushed to hospital and through an unlikely
connection with Kaja, an interpreter, Luca learns to reconnect.
Jurassica weaves the past and present together, exploring what it is to migrate,
to be displaced and to spend the rest of your life searching for home. Most of
all, this is a play about the importance of family and about mending fences
before you grow too old.