y Ithaca Road single work   drama   children's   - Three acts
Note: Co-devised by Howard Cassidy and Robert Kronk.
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'Tilly and Ben are twins about to leave their remote property to go to boarding school in town. Tilly is eagerly anticipating a new life with new friends and possibilities, while Ben isn't so sure ... Together, they create an extraordinary imaginative world, where worst nightmares and greatest dreams are vividly enacted, and the ghosts of the past return to help shed light on the future. A play about young people in transition - from primary to high school, from small community to big town, from home to boarding school - Ithaca Road unpacks fears of change and speaks to strategies for resilience.' (Publisher's website)


  • For youth ages 9-15.
  • Dedication: To John and Coralie. Thank you for everything.

Production Details

  • Premier production produced by DeBase Productions tour and Priority Country Areas Program (PCAP) - Central Area. First perfomed at Metro Arts, Brisbane 8 October 2010, and then toured in central Queensland, October- November, 2010. Dircetor: Howard Cassidy.


* Contents derived from the Brisbane, Queensland,: Playlab , 2011 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
"I'll Really Miss My Lizards" : Off to Borading School : Dreams, Homesickness and Fears, Howard Cassidy , 2011 single work essay
'Ithaca Road aims to provoke audiences to think about and discuss the issues related to young people leaving their rural homes to go to boarding school.' Howard Cassidy.
(p. 9-12)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Brisbane, Queensland,: Playlab , 2011 .
      Extent: 94p.
      Description: illus. (b & w)
      • First published July 2011.
      • Foreword by Mark Weir, Coordinator, Central Priority Country Area Program
      • Playwright's notes by Robert Kronk.
      • Contains creative development details.
      ISBN: 9781921390104


2011 nominated AWGIE Awards Community Theatre Award Community & Youth Theatre
Last amended 17 Feb 2012