The event in 1867, where three boys went missing in the bush around Daylesford, was significant in the way it brought the fledgling community together.
On this 150th anniversary year, the play – a world premiere original work by Central Victorian playwright Megan Riedl – will be performed on the same day the boys went missing.
The play itself is a human drama, focusing on the mother’s experience of grief and the machinations of the extended public search for the boys. Exploring the themes of power and grief, it is ultimately a story about hollow promises.
This project proceeds with an emphasis on growing skills or capacity of emerging local theatre makers. Everyone involved in this production will be from the Central Victorian region, with a focus on getting as many Hepburn shire residents represented as possible.
Tripwire Theatre Inc is a newly formed, non-profit, membership-based arts organisation, working across Central Victoria.
The Hollow project will be our most significant to date, and allows us to both raise our profile within the region and further afield and increase our membership and supporter base. It is our intention to then return for future projects within the region.
These funds will enable Tripwire to stage this play, but more than that, your support enables us to create a truly unique theatrical event for Daylesford!
In order to fulfill our ambitions with this piece of work, we need to hire lighting, create original sets and costumes and of course, promote the event widely.
We want this to be a world premier that Daylesford and the three lost boys deserve!