by Mary Anne Butler
‘Saltwater girl me; through and through – here in my safe place, where the whole world stops.’
Elvis wants Rosie. Rosie wants to escape. Maddie doesn’t know what the hell she wants, but it sure isn’t this. Cusp examines the lives of three young adults as they swim against the tides of irrevocable change. How do you move into the future, when your past keeps dragging you backwards?
Mary Anne Butler is a Darwin-based playwright whose play, The Sound of Waiting will have its Sydney premiere at Darlinghurst Theatre Company this April, following a successful run in her hometown. Her adaptation of Alice in Wonderland featured at the 2018 Sydney Festival, and her play Broken won the 2016 Victorian Prize for Literature.
Cusp has been developed in partnership with the Australian Theatre for Young People, as part of Playwriting Australia’s Ignition program. Ignition has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Director: Fraser Corfield
Dramaturg: Jane Fitzgerald
Script Consultant: Rosalee Grimes
Performances: Wednesday 21st March, 2 pm
Saturday 24th March, 4 pm
Single Ticket: $20