'A young Aboriginal woman, Annie, and her brother, Pat, escape from their respective "Homes" in the 1940's and find their way to a Mission on the South Coast of NSW.
The first half of the play explores their attempts to survive in what is often an oppressive environment. In Act 2, twenty years later, the play follows Annie's daughter Pearl as she attempts to come to terms with her Aboriginality and then is encouraged to re-unite with her estranged mother.
The play explores questions of identity and white Australia's relationship with its Aboriginal past.' (RGM Associates website, http://www.rgm.com.au/nm_lit.html)
First performed by the Darwin Theatre Company at the Browns Mart Theatre, Darwin on 6 May 1999. Director: Richard Mellick.
Note:Theatre program in centre pages. Details are for the 2000 production at the Cremorne Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane presented by Kooemba Jdarra in association with the Queensland Performing Arts Trust.
Series:Current Theatre SeriesCurrency Press
1983-series - publisher 'Current Theatre Series consists of Australian plays published with the program inserted and sold during theatre seasons. The aim of the series is to promote and encourage new dramatic writing and make it accessible to theatregoers and the public. The text is presented at the first day of rehearsal and does not contain changes which the author may choose to make after the play has commenced its present season - these will be incorporated into any new edition published by Currency.' Currency Press.