Date(s) - 24 Mar 2011
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Captioned Performance: Saturday, 24 March 2012 at 4pm
WINNER 2007 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS BEST INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION
‘extraordinarily powerful and moving’ – The Australian
‘a beautiful work from a burgeoning writer that shines a pure light on war’ – The Daily Telegraph
Thirty years is a long time to stay away, so Danny Maloney is nervous about facing his formidable father Brian again. Danny is a Vietnam vet; Brian is Fighting Irish, a supporter of the IRA. History scarred them both, but their open wounds are all personal. Danny’s daughter Rose, a writer, will record the reunion, meet her grandfather for the first time, and learn that in family conflicts there’s no neutral position.
Family legacy. To create this stinging, witty examination of how tightly ties can bind, actor and playwright Kate Mulvany drew humour and heartbreak from her own family history. For her MTC mainstage debut, Anne-Louise Sarks directs a cast featuring Sara Gleeson and Tony Martin.
Warning: Contains strong language. Thinking of bringing young people to the theatre? View our Parents’ Guide for information about suitability.
Photography by Marcel Aucar