By Tom Holloway
11 - 21 May 2016
Tom Holloway’s writing shines for its subtlety, integrity and grace. One of Australia’s most celebrated playwrights, his work has been performed widely, both in Australia and abroad. As We Forgive unites Holloway with award-winning director Julian Meyrick and Tasmanian acting legend Robert Jarman. A searing investigation of contemporary morality, this absorbing production examines the motives, methods and meaning of forgiveness.
Accompanied on stage by a lone cellist, Jarman portrays three men at the edges of society trying to come to terms with the events in their lives. Each has a story to tell. Each has a reason for why they behaved as they did. What you’ll see is a struggle with the act of forgiveness.
A Tasmania Performs production, co-presented by Tasmania Performs and Griffin Theatre Company. Assisted by Arts Tasmania by the Tasmanian Minister for the Arts
Director and Dramaturge Julian Meyrick
Composer Raffaele Marcellino
Lighting Designer Nicholas Higgins
Original Production Design Jill Munro and Julian Meyrick
Photographs Lisa Garland
Cellist Jack Ward
With Robert Jarman
Preview 11 May
Season 13 – 21 May
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
75 minutes no interval
“…Jarman draws us in like a raconteur at a dinner party, delivering his monologues with naturalism akin to confidences between friends. His stories are spell-binding, gut-wrenching, riveting, even as their sentiments are shockingly subversive.” ArtsHub
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