Image: Rob Blackburn Photography and Work Art Life Studios
By Morgan Rose
Directed by Bridget Balodis
14 November – 14 December (previews 14 – 21 November)
Featuring Ella Caldwell, Joe Petruzzi, Eva Seymour, Sarah Sutherland and Darcy Kent.
Dramaturge Tom Healey
Set and Costume Design Romanie Harper
Lighting Design Amelia Lever-Davidson
Composition and Sound Design Ian Moorhead
”So there’s this family having dinner in a shitty house.
And one of them is Xan.”
A small town in the middle of nowhere, it’s dinnertime and we are invited into the lives of Xan, her mother and father Crystal and Rico and her older brother Jamie. This is a family that long ago stopped talking about who they really are, what they really want. Desert, 6:29pm deftly explores the political through the deeply personal.
Morgan Rose is one of the most exciting emerging playwrights in Australia, bringing her unique humour and attention to detail to this heart-breaking, finely wrought new work developed through the Red Stitch INK program.
“Rose has wit that stings in equal measure with heart, mind, and humour…” – Time Out