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Gow, M. and Tampalini, S. (1986) Away. [Play] [Creative Output]


Michael Gow's play explores themes of loneliness, dislocation and bitterness that lay underneath the surface of family life in isolated Australian towns in the 1960's. We witness how these forces are brought to the surface when one family goes "away" on their annual holiday. In a rite-of-passage ritual, [more like an exorcism], the holiday-makers are forced to confront these forces. The minimalist design of the set ensures that the narrative maybe read on any of the subjective levels that are released by the experiences and memories of the spectators.

Item Type: Creative Output
Written byGow, M.
DirectorOmodei, R.
DesignerTampalini, Serge
Lighting designerNewby, J.
ActorDillane, R.
ActorBarr, R.
ActorKing, A.
ActorGauntlett, F.
ActorVan Macklenberg, R.
ActorO'Doherty, D.
ActorCarman, M.
ActorMcNae, J.
Company Credits: Hole in the Wall
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Other Information: For the Festival of Perth 1986
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