By Lally Katz
4 - 28 September 2013
When prodigal daughter Alice returns to the sleepy seaside town of Tathra, she’s so out of touch with reality and social mores that she can’t even remember how to eat. But with a quest to do what’s right – fall in love and have a baby – Alice has the local mechanic firmly in her sights.
Maniacally cheerful, her parents are determined to gloss over the missing years, but her brother and former best friend are not so quick to forgive. Where has Alice been? What’s her real name? And why does she hold the key to their happiness?
Return to Earth is a story about family, sacrifice and reconnecting with the world. After that, it gets a whole lot more complicated. Former Griffin Studio resident director Paige Rattray (The Sea Project, Cut Snake) enters the highly imaginative world of award-winning playwright Lally Katz (Smashed, Neighbourhood Watch, Stories I Want To Tell You In Person) for this strikingly unconventional play.
Co-presented by Arthur and Griffin Independent.
Director Paige Rattray
Lighting Designer Ross Graham
Composer and Sound Designer Tom Hogan
Costume Designer Emma Kingsbury
Set by Arthur
Design Consultant David Fleischer
Special Effects Tom Taylor
Producer Belinda Kelly
Assistant Director Lucas Jervies
Stage Manager Victor Areces
With Ben Barber, Yure Covich, Laurence Coy, Tahlia Hoffman Hayes, Mark Langham, Shari Sebbens, Wendy Strehlow, Catherine Terracini and Scarlett Waters
Photographer John Feely
Previews 4, 5 September
Season 7 – 28 September
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday, 28 September – 2pm and 7pm
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