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Oriel single work   drama   - 70 minutes
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Oriel
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'In a liminal, late night world, the playwright Oriel types her plays, stalked by her characters, battling her demons and sharing thoughts and reflections with modern day playwright, Moss. In a series of flashbacks, Oriel depicts the left wing bohemian world of Sydney in the early 1950’s, including vibrant moments from Oriel Gray’s unconventional love life, her passionate involvement with the New Theatre and her occasionally fractious association with the Australian Communist Party.

'In 1955, Gray’s play The Torrents shared the prize for best Australian play with Ray Lawler’s Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. Both plays were promised production, but only The Doll was supported. Imaginative and dynamic, Oriel raises questions about the foundation of Australian theatre today.' (Production details)

Production Details

  • A Ghost Ensemble production. Performed at La Mama Courthouse, Carlton, Victoria, 7th-18th September, 2016

    Written by Merrilee Moss

    Directed by Kim Durban

    Performed by Sarah Hamilton, Hannah Monson, Nicholas Rijs, Charlie Mycroft and Alyson Gale

    Design by Adam ‘Gus’ Powers

    Lighting design by Nick Glen

    Image by Luke Lennox

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