In a dirt-dry town in rural Australia, a shot shatters the still night. A mother and her two daughters have just slain the man of the house with a bullet to the neck. Their dilemma, how do they dispose of the body?!
This is the set up to Melbourne playwright Angus Cerini’s play THE BLEEDING TREE, the 2014 Griffin Award winner, now given its Australian production directed by current Griffin Artistic Director Lee Lewis and starring Paula Arundell as the mother and Shari Sebbens and Airlie Dodds as her two daughters.
The setting for RADIANCE at Belvoir is created of wood and stone and water. Onto this set arrive three characters. They are sisters. Indigenous and elemental in the way of the wood and the stone and the water that has shaped them in this beach shack in stifling North Queensland.
We meet Mae who has been the carer for a mother with Alzheimer’s. Mother has died and Mae is obviously not coping. Her plan to burn down the house, starting with the squatter’s chair in which her mother died, is thwarted by the arrival of Nona. The youngest daughter has travelled there for the funeral. Also, to see if there will be any money from the sale of the tumbledown hovel. Continue reading Radiance @ Belvoir→
This play by the multi-award winning playwright, screenwriter & director Kenneth Lonergan is the debut play by Dudley Street Productions.
LOBBY tells the story of Jeff, a hapless, young security guard on the graveyard shift in a Manhattan high-rise. He endeavours to become involved with a rookie cop Dawn. However Dawn has her sights set on her older rogue partner Bill. When Jeff’s supervisor William comes to him with a moral dilemma, Jeff’s loyalty is put to the test.