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MAROONED

By Michael Gray Griffith

A play about suicide that needs to be seen

 

“Is it only last week Australian of the Year Grace Tame told us, “History, lived experience, the whole truth, unsanitised and unedited, is our greatest learning resource. It is what informs social and structural change”? Marooned is a play that fulfils this urgent purpose, using communal story-telling, aka theatre, to confront Australia’s epidemic of life-threatening despair, shame and grief. It does so with humour and compassion and honesty. It needs to be seen.

 

                                                                                                          ~Harriet Cunningham

                                                                                                          The Sydney Morning Herald

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The Shadows and the Hues Open Casting.

Director Bruce Beresford

Writer Michael Gray Griffith

Producers Wedge Theatre Sale & The Wolves Theatre company

 

Synopsis

John Carrington has had enough, tomorrow he’s being evicted and sent to a hostel where unfortunately he won’t be able to take his cat. An old man, he exists in a dingy flat full of boxes that hold the remnants of his life. Boxes he also cannot take. So instead, he decides to turn on the gas and check himself and his cat out. Unfortunately, he is rescued by Jason, an anxious and struggling young artist who lives next door. An artist who is convinced that half a miracle has happened, but the other half will require him to paint a portrait of this old man. A masterpiece that will save John from oblivion and show the world that Jason is a great artist. Only trouble is, as the night wears on, Jason who is not sure he is a great painter, knows the only chance he has to complete this miracle and save them both, will be to find, in this dingy flat full of boxes, John Carrington’s long-lost beauty.

 

Expressions of Interest open until midnight 20th June

Characters

Jason:                  24 to 30: A frustrated Artist.  

Sharon:                40 to 50: John’s caring but embittered daughter. Brisk, straight talker.

Jason’s Mum:     55 to 65: Artistic, a positive, free thinking, tough spirit.

 

NEW WORK

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The play so good, that it brought John Orcsik back to the Theatre after a 30-year absence why not come and meet the Wolves as they prepare to bring this brand new thriller to the stage.

 

A "Rehearsed Reading" of our new play "REAL"

 

But is it too dangerous for Australian audiences?

Why not come along, watch it and tell us your thoughts?

The esteemed actor John Orcsik will play alongside Ezra Bix

one of Melbourne's most respected theatre actors.

Also on stage will be Elizabeth OCallaghan

and Candice Leask as dangerous Lang, the Wolf.

 

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