7 – 25 March 2007

Do that voodoo that you do so well...

Estranged teenage twins, fostered out at the tender age of four, reunite at their father’s funeral.

Their pursuit of money and meaning leads them to a city rooftop where ‘Uncle’ drills a hole through their ankles, bolts them together and disappears into a pigeon coop. Wade, just another nice kid who dreams of maiming and killing, decides to act for the first time in his life.

GRACE explores the resurgence of retribution driven justice in this modern era of high school massacres, suicide bombers, politically sanctioned torture and the increasing popularity of ‘payback’.

Avoiding gratuitous blood and guts, GRACE uses dark humour and satire to tell a surreal present-day cautionary tale. Challenging the audience to focus on the motivations behind violent acts, and why constraints on such acts continue to decrease, it asks:

Can GRACE make a difference?

"Grace, written and directed by James Brennan, is so richly textured it ripples with meanings... It is abstract, dense and richly theatrical."
HELEN RENWICK

“Brennan’s work opens the door to the magical from within the fabric of the everyday.”
RICHARD MURPHETT, REAL TIME

TICKETS
Full $25
Concession $18

DURATION
90 minutes no interval

Written and Directed by
JAMES BRENNAN
Dramaturged by
PATRICIA BRENNAN
Performed by
GARY ABRAHAMS, BRIAN LIPSON, KATRINA MILOSEVIC, LUKE MULLINS, IVAN THORLEY, CARLA YAMINE
Sound Design
PETER BRENNAN
Lighting Design
NIKLAS PAJANTI
Stage Manager
NICOLE BROESDER
Production Manager
ASHLEY GROENEN
Puppet Designer
BRYONY ANDERSON
Designed by
ADAM GARDNIR

Theatre Works & GoD BE IN MY MouTH present

Grace

By James Brennan