By Wesley Enoch
20 September 2020
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 fourth 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.
Leah Purcell and Marion Potts reunite for 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 Marion Potts
Cast Leah Purcell
Sunday 20 September 2020, 5pm
Approximately 65 minutes plus a 20-minute post-reading Q&A with John McCallum and creatives involved in the reading.
This event is free, but registration is essential.
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.
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