Joan needs her father. She hasn’t seen him since he left her and her Mum when she was just a little girl. She wants answers, she wants history, she wants to know more about who she is.
Travelling into country as remote as it is strange to this city girl, Joan finds Mick. He doesn’t speak much, and bears little resemblance to the man who taught her to play Scrabble all those years ago. But amid the flies, the heat, the dust and the stillness of this small river town lurk many ghosts and mysteries. Over cups of tea and Scrabble in Mick’s weather-beaten old house, Joan is about to discover some family secrets that have been hidden below the surface for decades.
With a light touch of humour and a philosophical undercurrent, this play is an intimate work from an exciting new First Nations voice, directed by Queensland Theatre’s Artistic Elder Roxanne McDonald with Lee Lewis.
Finalist Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2018–19.
This production is proudly supported by the Queensland Government and Production Partner Ergon Energy Network and Energex, part of Energy Queensland.
Written by: Hannah Belanszky
Directed by: Roxanne McDonald and Lee Lewis
Starring: Michael Tuahine
August 19th, 2023
September 9th, 2023
Bille Brown Theatre
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