13 Oct – 13 Nov 2016
Venue: Ensemble Theatre
Theatre Company: Ensemble Theatre
Duration: APPROX 90 MINS (NO INTERVAL)
For Catherine, a wealthy Australian living in London, the missing piece in her perfect life is a baby. Across the Atlantic in Massachusetts, mother of two Nellie is willing to help her – for a price. Sharing the highs and lows of pregnancy via Skype, email and telephone, these two very different women will ultimately have to decide: who does this baby really belong to?
This funny and moving new Australian play explores the intricacies of the modern family and one of the century’s most emotionally charged dilemmas.
“Funny, poignant and powerful ……tells a story of our times.”
“A highly entertaining and provocative play that not only challenges definitions of families and motherhood, but also explores issues of consent and control, generosity and grief … Highly recommended.”
“An affecting story that is all too real and sad for many people. Cafarella (tackles the subject) sensitively and expertly.”
Mature themes. Recommended for ages 12+
Written and originally produced by Jane Cafarella.
Original season direction and dramaturgy by Anna McCrossin-Owen.
PLAYWRIGHT: JANE CAFARELLA
DIRECTOR: NADIA TASS
DESIGNER: TOBHIYAH STONE FELLER
LIGHTING DESIGNER: NICHOLAS HIGGINS
STAGE MANAGER: DANIELLE IRONSIDE
WARDROBE: ALANA CANCERI