'"The Berry Man" is about growing things: potatoes, berries, babies. It's about how hard it is sometimes. It's about growing up - taking all the elements of the past and letting them go, like scattering seed. It's about carrying secrets to the grave. It's about endless talk of the past and tiresome quests for resolution, and whether silence is sometimes the better way. It's about fighting for king and country, about manhood, about being hoodwinked, about an enormous change passing you by, about being left alone and hapless with no clue to how to fix oneself, to deal with anything, to be able to move on, to grow.'
Source: www.nationalplayfestival.org.au/ (Sighted 20/01/2009).
The Berry Man was developed and presented as part of PlayWriting Australia's National Play Festival 2009.
A staged reading at the 2009 National Play Festival to be held at Ten Days on the Island, Tasmania, 1 and 3 April 2009.
Produced by the Tasmanian Theatre Company, Pop-up Theatre no. 1, Hobart, 28 August to 7 September 2014.
Director & Designer: Charles Parkinson.
Lighting Designer: Max Ford.
Cast: Alan Andrews, Sara Cooper, Iain Lang, and Harley Mason.