Would you sit in the same room as the person who murdered your child, let alone have a conversation?
A Conversation is the 2nd play in David Williamson’s Jack Manning Trilogy, exploring the use of community conferencing – a process where victims and perpetrators meet and talk. Described by Williamson himself as a play that could be ‘the most powerful I’ve ever written’, A Conversation sees two fictional families meet – the parents of the victim, and those close to the person convicted of raping and murdering their child.
Presented by Dauntless Theatre in association with FizzWack Theatre, the play asks this fundamental question throughout: In what way are we (as individuals, as a society and as a species) culpable through indifference and/or ignorance brought about by long-standing cultural standards?
Audiences will witness a personal discussion, in a meeting space designed to evoke the visceral, real-life atmosphere of the situation. They’ll be flies on the wall, as the play explores themes of classism, nature vs. nurture, toxic masculinity, the devastating human effect of violent crime and especially, the vastness of its impact.
Join us for a serious ensemble performance of material that is brutal, confronting and sadly, at its core, forever relevant – that we hope will kindle a continuing conversation, beyond the life of this production.
Cast: Ben Mitchell, Julia Lambert, Peter Prenga, Lisa Whitney, Kerry Davies, Ron Fenton, Doug Lyons, Kadey McIntosh.
September 13 – 22
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