Produced: State Theatre of South Australia/Vitalstatistix
Awards: Best New SA Play, Adelaide Critics’ Circle, 1999; Short-listed: 1999 ANPC/New Dramatists Exchange Award
Rose MacBride, a discredited photojournalist, returns to the small country town of her birth to find that her beloved childhood friend, Hannah, has become part of a religious cult lead by her erratic, charismatic brother, Nicky ‘Raphael’ Carver. As MacBride and a companion, Harvey Marshall, investigate the cult, Carl Lucas, an adolescent protégé of MacBride becomes drawn further into the danger zone around Raphael.
“[The] underlying theme is of tragic manifestations of the human quest for love, protection and belonging … the image of humiliation and forgiveness haunts the memory long after curtain call.”
Samela Harris, The Advertiser, 1999
“Clever, engaging and thought-provoking.”
Robert Afleck, Empire Times, 1999