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."
“Brennan’s work opens the door to the magical from within the fabric of the everyday.”
RICHARD MURPHETT, REAL TIME
90 minutes no interval
Written and Directed by
GARY ABRAHAMS, BRIAN LIPSON, KATRINA MILOSEVIC, LUKE MULLINS, IVAN THORLEY, CARLA YAMINE