HeavenWinner of the 2012 Philip Parson’s Young Playwright’s Award, Heaven is a bittersweet comedy from playwright Kit Brookman about death, growing up, and the perils of becoming an amateur medium.

When Angela Farnsworth is run over by a bakery van and killed on her way home from school, the world starts to look very different to Max. Death seems very close, and whatever it is that comes after becomes a terrifying mystery.

Despite the scepticism of his friends, Max decides to ask the only person he knows who might be able to shed some light on the mysteries of the universe. But summoning the dead can have unforeseen consequences.

Writer Kit Brookman’s plays include Close, Heaven, Small and Tired (Belvoir, 2013) and Night Maybe (Stuck Pigs Squealing/Theatreworks, 2013). Close was shortlisted for the 2010 Griffin Award and the 2011 Patrick White Playwright’s Award, and was recently presented at the 2013 National Play Festival.

Small and Tired was shortlisted for the 2012 Griffin Award. Breath is currently in development with independent company nowyesnow. An Associate Playwright at Belvoir in 2012, he is currently an artist in residence at Griffin Theatre Company, and was the winner of the Phillip Parsons Young Playwright’s Award in 2012.

Heaven is directed by Kit Brookman and features Jessica Clarke, Andre Jewson, Sarah Ogden, Lachlan Woods. Lighting by Richard Vabre and sound by Tom Hogan.

La Mama Theatre – 205 Faraday Street, Carlton
Season continues to 2 June 2013
Bookings: (03) 9347 6142 or online at: www.lamama.com.au

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Image: Christine Pont

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