By Jonny Hawkins
17 - 18 April 2020
The phone rings. It’s your mother. She needs you to check in on an old friend of hers; her name is Maureen and she’d love some company. You jump on a train, climb the stairs and feign your most polite smile, but the ‘old lady’ you expect to meet and the person on the other side of the door have very little in common.
Maureen’s world is fading around her, but she’s got cats to pat and a mission to change what people think about old ladies.
Inspired by a real-life friend and namesake, this brand new play is an homage to the voices of older women, told through a queer lens. Jonny Hawkins transforms into Maureen before our eyes, celebrating those who refuse to be invisible, and what it is to be alive, awake, dreaming and dead.
Presented by Sign of the Acorn
This production contains the use of herbal cigarettes.
Written and performed by Jonny Hawkins
Co-conceived and directed by Nell Ranney
Designer Isabel Hudson
Special Thanks to Bundanon Trust
Missing the intimacy of the quirky, kite-shaped Stables Theatre? This week and next, head to Australian Theatre Live's facebook page to catch streams of Griffin's 2014 production of David Williamson's EMERALD CITY and Mary Rachel Brown's THE DAPTO CHASER: https://t.co/7M1cS18THK
Calling all homebodies! Hankering for a good theatrical listen while hunkered down at home? The latest episode of the Griffin Theatre Podcast has just been released! Listen to @Miss_Harbinger and @angelacatterns talk about 'Prima Facie' here: https://t.co/sgAO1dnQf9
Griffin is thrilled to announce that Nick Coyle's 'The Feather in the Web' and Meyne Wyatt's 'City of Gold' have both been shortlisted for this year's Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting! View the shortlist here: https://t.co/IfRxrdIaeI
A spot of good news: Griffin's General Auditions for 2020 are going ahead (one at a time, with plenty of hand sanitiser and social distancing of 1.5 metres, of course)! We're also extending our auditions, to see more Sydney-based actors. Apply now: https://t.co/LQvwDyOj9x
With great sadness, Declan, Karen, and the Board of Griffin Theatre Company are today announcing the temporary closure of the SBW Stables Theatre. For more information, head to the Griffin website: https://t.co/NBo1Uqd7oJ