BROKEN by Mary Anne Butler
15 November - 25 November
15 – 25 November 2018
preview: Thursday 15 November
opening night: Friday 16 November
duration: 70 minutes
Tuesday to Saturday 7:30pm
ticket price: $30 – $39
bookings: 03 9662 9966
warnings: Contains strong language and adult themes.
Latecomers will not be admitted.
A car crash in the Central Desert. A broken man, about to leave his wife. A damaged woman, struggling to stay intact. Broken entwines the stories of three complex lives as they unfold on a single fateful night in the heart of the Northern Territory’s desert country.
Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Drama, the Northern Territory Literary Award for Best Script and the Victorian Prize for Literature, Mary Anne Butler’s poetic, evocative play merges three complex lives to explore the idea of isolation; of each other, of place, of circumstance.
Poetic, visceral and extremely moving, this haunting story of resilience and survival takes you into the heart of its characters and the Australian landscape, offering up a devastatingly fresh look at our national identity.
Wrestling with matters of chance, choice, hope and fate, it poses the question: When you find yourself empty, how do you start again?
This Victorian premiere will feature Lyall Brooks, Sophie Ross and Naomi Rukavina under the direction of Susie Dee.
Broken is supported by both the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
Director: Susie Dee
Cast: Lyall Brooks, Sophie Ross & Naomi Rukavina
Designer: Marg Horwell
Lighting: Andy Turner
Sound Design & Compositions: Ian Moorhead
Assistant Director: Julian Dibley-Hall
Production & Stage Manager: Cassandra Fumi
Producer: Adam Fawcett
Group 6+: $34
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