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16 Dec, 3+7pm

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A KIND OF REUNION

by Alice Spigelman

Dora, a vivacious woman in her sixties, is an irrepressible force of nature, who loves Marlene Dietrich and plans to become a platinum blonde. Her life careens forward with gusto, so as never to look back at the past. 

 

One evening, the tightly held memories of her traumatic past threaten to loosen when her son Stanley finds clues in an old diary. He is then confronted with the decision to keep the secret to protect her, or risk freeing what has stood stubbornly between them for more than thirty years. 

ARA Darling Quarter Theatre ​

HOME OF MONKEY BAA THEATRE COMPANY

 

Starring Lloyd Allison Young, Kate Bookallil and Annie Byron. 

Directed by Moira Blumenthal.

 

THE MAKING OF SASHA FEIN

by Rob Selzer

14 NOV, 3+7pm

For sixty years Sandy Fein has kept a secret, a secret he is determined will follow him to the grave. All that changes the day he buries his elderly mother and some of her old mementos threaten to expose the truth. At the same time, his grand-daughter, Aviva, persuades him to be part of her family-tree project, and picks at the threads of his past as well as the strings of his heart. 

A story of shame, loss, intergenerational ties and the unbreakable bonds of family, The Making of Sasha Fein is a beautiful telling of how a dark secret can pull a family apart or bring them back together. 

ARA Darling Quarter Theatre ​

HOME OF MONKEY BAA THEATRE COMPANY

 

Starring Toby Blome, Barry French, Felix Johnson, Tim McGarry, Rose Shannon-Duhigg and Claudia Ware

Directed by Moira Blumenthal.

 

14 OCT, 3+7pm

BRIDGING THE GAP

by BRIAN FINE

ARA Darling Quarter Theatre ​

HOME OF MONKEY BAA THEATRE COMPANY

 

Starring Doron Chester and Frederick Copperwaite. 

Directed by Moira Blumenthal.

 

🎭 SOUNDPLAY 🎭
Bridging The GapBrian Fine
00:00 / 23:15

An older indigenous man strolls along the walking track of The Gap. 

 

A younger man sits on the edge, staring out at the ocean, contemplating an impossible dilemma.

 

As the younger man grapples with his identity -  the very real fear of being rejected by his Rabbi father 

and potential ostracism by his community - can this gentle elder save him? 

 

A chance meeting, fate, or are there other forces at work?

 

Bridging the Gap is a poignant story about identity, friendship and acceptance.

CERTIFICATE OF LIFE

by Ron Elisha

Every year, just before her birthday Clara Reich has been compelled to attend the German Consul and, in a supreme irony, present them with a Lebensbescheinegung: A Certificate Of Life. 

In this way, the German government satisfies itself that the recipients of its reparation persions are indeed still alive. 

Clara, of course, has never forgotten what happened to her. Never forgotten and never forgiven. She exists in the shadow of the Holocaust. And with her daughter, each year, they attend the German Consul, in order to prove that Clara is still alive. 

But is she?

Certificate Of Life is a dark, blackly comic, ferocious, compelling and ultimately deeply moving exploration of what it is to be human and to be alive.

🎭 SOUNDPLAY 🎭
Certificate of LifeRon Elisha
00:00 / 1:08:53

Recorded for Soundplay at ARA Darling Quarter Theatre ​

HOME OF MONKEY BAA THEATRE COMPANY

Starring 

 

Starring  Valerie Bader, Sandie Eldridge and Kate Skinner

Directed by Moira Blumenthal.

 

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