MOTHER, a one-woman play written for acclaimed, award-winning actor Noni Hazlehurst (City Homicide, A Place To Call Home, The Heretic), is the newest work from Daniel Keene (Boxman, Life Without Me, The Serpent’s Teeth) directed by his long-time collaborator Matt Scholten.
Christie (Noni Hazlehurst) has found herself at the fringe of the world. Homeless, aging, living on the outskirts of suburbia, she attracts the curiosity of the locals with the story of her colourful, troubled life. In MOTHER award-winning Australian playwright Daniel Keene explores the concept of homelessness as a metaphor for disconnection. Christie’s story is part truth, part fiction, and even she is no longer sure which is which. Beneath her wild exaggerations and fantastic tales of loves lost and struggles overcome there are the haunting truths that that she would rather forget.
Delving into the significance of our primary relationships, this provocative performance will leave you haunted with understanding and sympathy for those living on the farthest edges of society.
“Matt’s productions of Daniel Keene’s work have been wonderful, and I have the greatest respect for Daniel’s writing. I believe he is one of the best playwrights we have. I have wanted to do a one-person show for many years, and am delighted that Daniel and Matt are keen to work with me to present something of substance, intelligence and heart”. Noni Hazlehurst
Daniel Keene has just been awarded the Chevalier de L'ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture for his outstanding work. The Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) was established in 1957 to recognise eminent artists and writers, as well as people who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world. The Order of Arts and Letters is given out three times annually under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Culture and Communication.
Mother @ the Glasshouse is part of the Glasshouse 2016 Performing Arts Season Program.
MOTHER starring Noni Hazlehurst @ GLASSHOUSE
Tuesday 18 October, 8pm
Tickets: $59 general; $54 concession; $49 Member
Duration: 70 minutes (no interval)