By Anthony Weigh
16 July - 7 August 2010
A single act of fury has left its mark on a small rural community. Months later, in a council office many miles away, an architect readies to present her plans for the memorial she has created in their honour – an indelible monument to those lost.
The unannounced arrival of a visitor interrupts the proceedings. It is a lone mother who has travelled a great distance to be here. Having witnessed something incredible, she wants to share a story of hope and faith so that her community can begin to live again.
On this night two extraordinary women collide, waging a personal battle between religious faith and humanism, grief and commemoration – a battle that will change both of their lives irrevocably.
A brilliant, enthralling and intensely moving play that explores our desire for connection and meaning in the world.
A co-production with Sydney Theatre Company as part of its Next Stage program
Director Tim Maddock
Set Designer Jacob Nash
Costume Designer Bruce McKinven
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Composer/Sound Designer Steve Francis
With Teneale Clifford, Marta Dusseldorp, Anita Hegh, Aimee Horne
Previews 16, 17 & 19 July
Season 21 July – 7 August
Saturday 2pm and 8pm
Subscriber Briefing after the performance on 28 July
Dusseldorp delivers one of the outstanding stage turns of the year.’ Jason Blake, SMH
‘These are two of Sydney’s most skilful stage actresses and when they come head-to-head in this play it is quite a sight to behold.’ Alex Lalak, Daily Telegraph
‘Dusseldorp and Hegh are completely engrossing for the entire 90 minutes, with excellent support from Aimee Horne as the architect’s bewildered work-experience girl. Highly recommended. 9/10′ Elissa Blake , Sun Herald.
‘Tim Maddock’s deftly handles a very intense argument with great skill and finesse.’ Augusta Supple, Australian Stage
‘Prepare to be surprised’ Trish Roberts, Concrete Playground