By Alana Valentine
18 May – 11 June 2011
“Intense, confronting, funny, and moving … miss this at your peril!” Oz Baby Boomers
“A revival worth doing … marvellous moments of heart-rending poignancy” The Daily Telegraph
“A worthy revival and a very strong production” Crikey
ABOUT THE SHOW
We’ve got something in common, ladies.
Something in common and we’re gonna share it today
A group of women, former inmates of the notorious Parramatta Girls Home, reunite four decades later to face the demons of their shared experiences. Through action that shifts between past and present, we grow to know these tough, resilient women and to admire the courage and humour that helped them survive.
Based on real testimonies, award-winning playwright Alana Valentine tells an important contemporary Australian story, exploring the effects of institutionalization on vulnerable teenagers, and exposing the abuse and neglect these women endured as punishment for not conforming to society’s expectations.
Parramatta Girls is a moving portrait of hope and survival.
“A humorous, tragic yet ultimately uplifting play” – Australian Stage
Director Annette Rowlison | Set Designer Adam Chantler | Lighting Designer Casey Moon-Watton | Costume Designer Elizabeth Franklin | Sound Composer George Cartledge | Stage Manager Jen Carmody | Production Manager Leigh Scanlon | Assistant Stage Manager Kai Johnston-Anderson
Cast Di Adams, Kylie Coolwell, Elaine Crombie, Christine Greenough, Amanda Marsden, Kym Parrish, Abi Rayment and Sandy Velini
Wed – Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 5pm
Full $28 | Concession $22 | Group $22 (10+) | Education School Groups $17 (10+) | Preview Tuesday 17 May $10 |
“Pay What You Can” Sunday 22 May @ 5pm | Student Rush $17
2 hours and 30 minutes including interval
By arrangement with RGM Associates
Photos © Bob Seary
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