'In the 1870s a girl is born under a tree - her birth tree - chosen to give her strength and wisdom. When the tree is cut down she follows it into the white man's world, working as a cook for the big house on the island. Her tree has become a kitchen table, one she will pass down through successive generations as a legacy - a way of carving out her family stories. Now, generations later, a young man and his mother fight for ownership of the table.'
Source: back cover, Currency Press imprint (2007)
Featured, but not workshopped, at the 2005 Australian National Playwright's Conference.
Produced in Tokyo, 1-7 November 2006 as part of the Dramatic Australia Festival at the Repertory Theatre KAZE. Performed in Japanese with translation by Keiji Sawada and Rei Sudo.
Australian premiere production produced by Griffin Theatre Company at SBW Stables Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, 10 August - 22 September 2007.
Director: Marion Potts.
Designer: Bruce McKinven.
LX Designer: Luiz Pampolha.
Composer & Sound Designer: Brett Collery.
Cast: Roxanne McDonald, Leah Purcell, Russell Smith, Ben Dennison, and Blake Herczeg.