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Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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'Funny, disturbing and bittersweet, The Call is an enthralling drama about a young man looking to escape a suburban life.

Gary stares into the eyes of a chook. After laying twenty thousand eggs and spending an entire life inside a tiny cage, she's facing the chop.

Gary has had a confined life too - most of it spent looking for girls, stealing cars and wagging school. Now it's become a succession of dull, dirty and dangerous jobs.

But Gary yearns for something that can make sense of life for him - give it meaning. He hears the call. One that roars inside him. A call of the wild, a call to arms, a call to prayer, a call of adventure...' (Publisher's blurb)

Production Details

  • Originally staged by the Melbourne Workers' Theatre in 2007; further developed for the Griffin Theatre production, 6 May - 6 June 2009.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2007
Notes:
Original version produced by the Melbourne Workers' Theatre at the Fairfax Theatre, Arts Centre, Melbourne, 15 - 24 November 2007. Music: Irine Vela. Director: Andrea James.
  • Appears in:
    y Collection #7 : 27 New Plays from the Australian Script Centre Lian Tanner (editor), Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2008 Z1594920 2008 anthology drama The twenty-seven plays on this CD have been selected by our National Reading Group as representing some of the best in contemporary Australian scriptwriting. Many of them have either won or been short-listed for major prizes, and they cover a wide range of themes and styles, from documentary theatre to seditious comedy and apocalyptic drama. Some of the playwrights are well-established, others are emerging writers whose work shows exciting potential. (Source: CD ROM) Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2008 pg. 7
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2009 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 46p.
      Note/s:
      • This revised version developed for the Griffin Theatre production, 6 May - 6 June 2009. Director: Lee Lewis. Theatre program included.
      ISBN: 9780868198569 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Close for Comfort Katrina Lobley , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 May 2009; (p. 13)
Compelling Dialogue in a Young Man's Search for Meaning in Life Jason Blake , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 May 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of The Call Patricia Cornelius 2007 single work drama
Untitled Nicholas Pickard , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 17 May 2009; (p. 19)

— Review of The Call Patricia Cornelius 2007 single work drama
Laughter and Slaughter Cameron Woodhead , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 November 2007; (p. 25)

— Review of The Call Patricia Cornelius 2007 single work drama
Theatre Lily Bragge , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 November 2007; (p. 5)

— Review of The Call Patricia Cornelius 2007 single work drama
The Tragedy of Extremism reveals a Hero in Hicks Fiona Gruber , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 23 November 2007; (p. 18)

— Review of The Call Patricia Cornelius 2007 single work drama
Laughter and Slaughter Cameron Woodhead , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 November 2007; (p. 25)

— Review of The Call Patricia Cornelius 2007 single work drama
Theatre Lily Bragge , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 November 2007; (p. 5)

— Review of The Call Patricia Cornelius 2007 single work drama
The Tragedy of Extremism reveals a Hero in Hicks Fiona Gruber , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 23 November 2007; (p. 18)

— Review of The Call Patricia Cornelius 2007 single work drama
Compelling Dialogue in a Young Man's Search for Meaning in Life Jason Blake , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 May 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of The Call Patricia Cornelius 2007 single work drama
Untitled Nicholas Pickard , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 17 May 2009; (p. 19)

— Review of The Call Patricia Cornelius 2007 single work drama
Close for Comfort Katrina Lobley , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 May 2009; (p. 13)
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