Image: Jodie Hutchinson
By Glyn Roberts
Directed by Gary Abrahams
A collaboration between Red Stitch Writers & St Michael’s Grammar School
With Dion Mills, Ben Prendergast, Yesse Spence, Rosie Traynor & St Michael’s Grammar School actors
Ebony, recently widowed, lives on a remote rural property with her young son, Terry, her wayward brother Mark and his boys from a long ago failed marriage. They are lost and left alone. That is until the Ebony’s sister-in-law, Niamh, visits from the inner-city suburbs of Melbourne, accompanied by her husband, Martin, and their brood of teenage girls. What starts as a holiday and family reunion soon falls apart, becoming a desperate fight for land and love waged in a haze of grief and ghosts.
The Flock and the Nest is a moving and arresting drama about the resilience and fragility of adults and youth in the face of loss and change.
Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 July, 7.30pm
Tuesday 15 to Friday 18 July, 7.30pm and Saturday 19 July, 6.30pm
Location: St Michael’s Grammar School Drama Studio
4 Chapel Street, St Kilda