presents

COLDER

by Lachlan Philpott

21 August 7 September 2019

7.30pm Wed, Thurs, Fri, 2pm & 7.30pm Sat
$40 full | $35 concession | $30 preview & cheap Wed

Winner of R.E. Ross Trust Award, Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2006

A young boy is separated from his mother and goes missing in Disneyland. Adrift in the artificial world of giant mice and noisy parades, nobody can account for what happened in the seven frantic hours before he’s found.

Years later his life seems normal; stable; happy. But something about that day haunts him. Something about that day remains unresolved. And then, he disappears again …

Colder explores the infinite unknowns surrounding missing persons and the fog of purgatory that engulfs those left behind. How do you grieve someone’s loss when your only hope is their return?


Lachlan Philpott is a graduate of The University of NSW [BA Theatre and English], Sydney University [Education], NIDA [Playwright’s Studio] and VCA [Directing]. His plays have been produced in Australia, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the USA. He has been a writer in residence at The American Conservatory Theatre San Francisco, Cite Internationale des Artes Paris [through The Australia Council], Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney, Kansas State University, The Traverse Theatre Edinburgh as part of The Traverse Fifty, The Playwrights Foundation San Francisco and Red Stitch Theatre, Melbourne.

Director KEVIN JACKSON

Patina Productions curates, develops and supports the plays and musicals presented in the LIMELIGHT ROOM @ Limelight on Oxford. They collaborate with both emerging and seasoned indie creatives who demonstrate the commitment, capacity and enthusiasm required to stage world class indie shows. 

 

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