Continuing their commitment to the development of new Australian work, the Edgeware Forum present, as their second production, the premiere of Dominic Witkop’s Contrite Spirit at the Leichhardt Town Hall for three performances from 29 April 2016.
In an isolated house in rural New South Wales surrounded by small town talk and neighbourhood legend, the Locke family live in limbo. Seemingly conventional, the Locke’s have resigned from reality.
Lewis and Maggie are the parents of three daughters; Miranda, Phoebe and Emily. Today is Maggie’s birthday. The party is a trial by fire revealing deception, secrecy and betrayal that could taint the family’s history and sabotage it’s future.
Explosive skeletons in the closet, both old and new, threaten the family’s very fabric and survival. What does inheritance really mean? Facing the reality of their family’s dysfunction, allegiance and loyalty are in play to defend and redeem the Locke name. What would you do for family?
“You just wait, things aren’t always clear in this house. But tonight is a special night. Don’t you forget that.”
Contrite Spirit is presented as part of 2016 Site and Sound Arts program – an initiative from Leichhardt Council that aims to animate and enliven the historic Leichhardt Town Hall with an innovative season of theatre, opera, classical music, and youth events.
Writer: Dominic Witkop Director: Michael Yore Featuring: Jessica Keogh, Laura Johnston, Penny Day, Tom Royce Hampton, Peter Irving-Smith, Catherine Davies Production Design: Isabel Hudson Lighting Design: Liam O’keefe Stage Manager: Nina Juhl Producer: Ruth Hollows
Leichhardt Town Hall, 107 Norton Street, Leichhardt (Sydney)
Performances: 29 April – 1 May 2016
Information and Bookings: www.edgewareforum.com
Image: Jessica-Belle Keogh features in Contrite Spirit – photo by Michael Yore