18 - 28 MAY 2022
In the ashes everyone’s been scorched. Family, survival and legacy in the aftermath of disaster.
Eva and Lily have returned to the farm following a catastrophic fire season. The family home has burnt to the ground, the fences have melted, the neighbours have fled and the animals have perished. Maggie, the matriarch, is living in a caravan on the blackened earth where the house once stood tending her new vegetable garden and refusing to leave her land. Painful family histories are revealed that force questions and confrontations to the surface. How much can this family ask of one another amidst the ashes?
Tackling the lived realities of a world increasingly affected by global warming and the impacts on our experiences of family, THE VIEW FROM UP HERE reflects and raises questions about the tapestry of our Australian zeitgeist. This theatrical experience investigates how we might find hope in one another in order to face tomorrow together.
The team creating this production are committed to a process that prioritises sustainability and the lowest possible carbon footprint. Further details will be available in a Project Sustainability Plan closer to the production.
Please note this production has a strict lockout policy - no latecomers will be admitted. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to avoid disappointment. Refunds will not be issued to latecomers.
References to historical self-harm and sexual violence
Discussion of historical miscarriage
Depiction of violence
Depiction of dead animals
Use of blackout and loud sound
Presence of disabled firearm
DATES & TIMES
Wednesday 18 May, 7:30pm Preview Night
Thursday 19 May, 7:30pm Opening Night
Friday 20 May, 7:30pm
Saturday 21 May, 7:30pm
Tuesday 24 May, 7:30pm
Wednesday 25 May, 7:30pm
Thursday 26 May, 7:30pm
Friday 27 May, 7:30pm
Saturday 28 May, 7:30pm
Written and Created by
JOHN MARC DESENGANO, BRIGID GALLACHER, CHANELLA MACRI AND EMILY TOMLINS
JAMES LEW AND CLAUDIA MIRABELLO
Sound Design & Composition
HOT MESS PRODUCTIONS
CREATIVE VICTORIA AND CITY OF PORT PHILLIP