A mystical play in which the Girl talks to her grandmother, a man, and several women about what it means to be a woman. The Girl is constantly anxious about the Passage and whether or not she should go down it. Sometimes it is there, sometimes it is hidden behind a door, and at one point the Girl fears it is blocked for good.
The Man: who plays the Voice, Concertina Man, Waiter, Shop-Walker, Inventor, Producer.
Two Men: who play Jack and Tom, stage-hands; two American soldiers.
Four Women: to play Midwives, Socialites.
One Woman: to play two Grandmothers and Alexandra; and voice of Mother.
Two Voices: a child and a boy.
The one set, as explained in the text, serves as a house on the street in Act 1; a department store in Act 2; and a garden outside a house in Act 3.
The Girl - wears the same white semi-transparent balletic dress throughout the play. Suggest flesh-coloured tights under, and soft-soled white slippers, no heels.
Presented by Celebration Company for Music Theatre Research. Performed at Galley Theatre, Bowen Hills: 25 May 1975.
Designer: Gregory Gesch.
Composer: Robert Keane.
Cast including Diane Berryman, Elaine Cusick, Gregory Gesch, Beresford Mutton, and Chris Young.