Image by Work Art Life Studios and Black Photography
by Eric Gardiner
Directed by Krystalla Pearce
INK World Premiere
Red Stitch at Home
4 – 28 Jun
Previews 27 May – 2 Jun
“No-one looks at strangers. No-one pays attention. ‘Cos attention is a weapon, now. Short and sharp. People keep it locked up in rifle cases for special occasions.”
A pair of high-school lovers reunite in the twilight of middle age. They make dreams, and plans, and re-enactments. They try to remember, and they try to forget.
This world premiere by Melbourne playwright Eric Gardiner marries hypnotic black comedy with a tender exploration of memory and missed connections.
In a place where the twin addictions of nostalgia and technology collide, how can you love someone who isn’t really there?
Who can face a wasted life?
Prayer Machine was developed through Red Stitch’s INK program.