'Stone in both heart and name, loans officer Maggie has no sympathy for the applicants who cross her path daily, no matter how desperate their stories may be. While possessed of a nice line in sardonic humour, Maggie's existence is one of disappointment and her view of the world narrow.
'Streets away, but worlds apart, African refugee Amath struggles to build a new life for herself and her two children after her husband's murder. When Amath is brought to Maggie by a desperate friend, compassion finally flickers and, whilst sheer hope is not a bankable currency, there may be other ways that Maggie can help. However this means revisiting a life she had long hoped to forget...
'Just what value can you put on another person's life? Would you do the unthinkable to save the people you loved most?'
Source: www.bass.net.au/ (Sighted 02/10/2012).
World premiere production by State Theatre Company of South Australia in association with Adelaide Festival Centre at the Space Theatre, 8–30 November 2013.
Director: Geordie Brookman.
Cast including Kris McQuade.
Sydney premiere by Darlinghurst Theatre Company, 28 September to 21 October 2018.
Director: Sandra Eldridge.
Cast: including Eliza Logan (Maggie Stone).
Production Designer: Rita Carmody.
Stage Manager: Ryan Tate.