By Wesley Enoch
22 November 2020
Unfortunately we’ve reached capacity for this Play Reading. You can read more about our 50 Years of the Stables series, including the Griffin Podcast here.
Venue Change: Please note that this reading will take place live at the Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre, NOT at the Stables Theatre. Read Griffin’s COVID-Safe plan here before your visit to the Seymour Centre.
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As part of celebrating 50 Years of the Stables, Griffin is presenting a series of rehearsed play readings across 2020 of seminal works from the Stables’ canon. These readings are hosted by theatre aficionado John McCallum, former Griffin Script Club captain and theatre reviewer for the Australian.
Our final play reading for the year is Wesley Enoch’s The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table.
In the 1870s a girl is born under a tree. When her birth tree is cut down, she follows it into the white man’s world, where it becomes the kitchen table that she passes down through generations as the centrepiece of family legacy. Now, many years later, a young man and his mother fight over this table and the stories it holds.
Shari Sebbens directs this reading of Wesley Enoch’s powerful family drama exploring culture lived, lost and found, the strength of family, and the binding power of stories.
Director Shari Sebbens
With Marlene Cummins, Wesley Patten, Angeline Penrith and Guy Simon
Special Thanks to Marion Potts, original director of The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table.
Sunday 22 November 5pm
Please note that The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table play reading will be performed live at the Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre, NOT at the Stables Theatre. If there are any changes to this plan, you’ll be updated as soon as possible.
Approximately 75 minutes (plus interval) with a 20 minute post-reading Q&A with John McCallum and creatives.
The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table was first produced at the SBW Stables Theatre in 2007. The original company included:
Director Marion Potts
Composer & Sound Designer Brett Collery
Set & Costume Designer Bruce McKinven
Lighting Designer Luiz Pampolha
Stage Manager Annette Dale
Cast Ben Dennison, Blake Herczeg, Leah Purcell, Roxanne McDonald, Russell Smith
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government and by the NSW Government through Create NSW.