A Company B Production
Meet Rose Maloney. Her dad Danny went to Vietnam. Her grandfather Brian is ex-IRA.
During a reunion in England, The Seed opens itself up over and over again until a silent family battle becomes an international story about finding new life amongst the rubble of old wars. The play also lifts the lid on the murky legacy of Agent Orange use in the Vietnam War and its effects on the children of veterans.
Friday 24th April 2009
Phone:07 5491 4240
Price:Adult $36.00, Concession $32.00, Child/Student $15.00, Members: Adult $32.40, Concession $28.80
Pre-Show dining is available.
Cost is $25.00 per person. $22.50 Centre Club members for a buffet style meal that includes main, dessert, tea/coffee.
Bookings essential for Pre & Post Dining.
Pre-order your intermission beverages.
Wednesday March 18, 2009 Playwright's Seed of Success
Playwright Kate Mulvany took the independent theatre world by storm in the 2007 B Sharp Season with The Seed, winner of the 2007 Sydney Theatre Awards for Best Independent Production. The acclaimed play, inspired by the impact of war on a notso-typical Irish family, is now making its way to the Sunshine Coast.
Directed by Iain Sinclair (Lord of the Flies, Hurlyburly), The Seed tour brings together Ralph Cotterill (December Boys, A Hard God, A Midsummer Night's Dream), Pip Miller (Othello, The Vertical Hour, All Saints) and Kate Mulvany (Mr Bailey's Minder, A Man With Five Children, Ruby's Last Dollar, Buried Child).
The story involves three generations of the Maloney family reuniting after thirty years. Brian -- a stoic and devout IRA soldier; Danny, his ten-pound pom and Vietnam Veteran son; and Rose his granddaughter -- a 30-year-old Australian writer desperately trying to report the repercussions of the war in order to escape her own scars.
The three come together for what is supposed to be a long-awaited celebration, yet as stories and histories are revealed, the lines between truth and lies, war and peace and family and foe become increasingly blurred, and the Maloney family home becomes an explosive battle ground.
"The play was written as an exploration of my own family's spectres of war, and as a response to military commitments being made by my country. The Seed is not so much a political piece however, as it is a deep exploration of family, loyalty and betrayal. It is a play for anyone who lives in a country currently at war, recovering from war, anyone who is part of a family. And in Australia, that's pretty much all of us right now", said Kate.
Company B Artistic Director Neil Armfield is "delighted that the company has been able to nurture a new Australian work from its beginnings as a seed of an idea, to a sell out independent theatre production, to the main stage and then on to theatres across Australia. He says the production is also an example of the opportunities Company B is providing emerging directors, like Iain Sinclair, who have been doing phenomenal work in the independent theatre scene in recent years".
The Seed is a Company B Production and is on at The Events Centre on Friday April 24 at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling (07) 5491 4240 or visiting www.etixdirect.com.au
Ticket prices are Adult $36.00, Concession $32.00, Child/Student $15.00
Members ticket prices are Adult $32.40, Concession $28.80
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