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2012 Flashpoint Rehearsed Readings

Rehearsed readings of winning scripts from the R.E. Ross Trust Playwrights’ Script Development Awards.

The boy out of the country by Felix Nobis -Monday 19 November at 7.30pm
The play revolves around the sale of a country property to accommodate the endless sprawl of outer-suburban housing estates. Land that has been deemed almost worthless for decades suddenly becomes a potential goldmine. The return of the youngest son, Hunter, to his family’s property after a seven-year absence raises issues of love, loyalty and long-buried histories.

Director: Felix Nobis. Actors: Ezra Bix, Drew Tingwell.

A kind of fabulous hatred by Barry Dickins – Monday 26 November at 7.30pm

A fantastical monodrama set on the night of Sylvia Plath’s suicide – the night of the worst storm ever recorded in Great Britain. Three things cry in desperation: the children cry because the house is shaking, the poet cries because her cuckolding husband is absent, and Death cries because Sylvia is hesitant. The poet is waiting for her cue and the storm provides it.

Director: Laurence Strangio. Actor: Caroline Lee.

The Flashpoint series is funded by the R.E. Ross Trust

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