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Caress/Ache by Suzie Miller

19th Jul 2017 7:30pm - 22nd Jul 2017 7:30pm

Presented by Carving in Ice Theatre Company
Directed by Gaye Poole
Cast: Mandy Faulkner, Cian Gardner, Megan Goldsman, Richard Homan, Calum Hughes, Mary Rinaldi, David Simes.
Stage manager: Missy Mooney
Lighting and sound: James Smith
Graphic design: Vincent Owen

Note : mature content and explicit sexual language

A brilliant surgeon can no longer bear to touch the living. Two voices connect fleetingly over the phone. A desperate mother begs to embrace her son one last time. A young woman seeks atonement. Disparate lives interweave, intersect, collide and connect in the most unexpected of ways. This is our world - where some long for the electrical charge of human contact, others flee it, and lives turn on the smallest moments of intimacy. Suzy Miller's play reveals humanity in all its messy complexity.

"Touch my skin, go on, feel it, feel the heat of me. Hit me, scratch me, feel the pulse of me."

Suzie Miller is a multi-award winning Australian/International playwright who has been in residence at Ex Machina Quebec (for a month with Robert Lepage, 2012). In 2012 The Sacrifice Zone premiered in Toronto, and Driving Into Walls premiered at the Australian Perth International Festival, followed by the Sydney Opera House in 2013. Other plays include DUST, Overexposed, Medea and Two Geordie Boys. Selected awards: the 2008 National Kit Denton Fellowship for writing with courage; winner of Inscription 2009; and 2006: mentored by Edward Albee 2009; winner 2008 New York Fringe Festival ‘Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Playwriting’. Her plays have won 9 equity awards, and various Helpmann awards. Caress/Ache was first staged in 2015 by Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney. Prior to that it received two weeks of fully supported development by National Theatre Studio (London).

Tickets: Full price $20, concession & student $10

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