A shot rings out across the night. A mother and her daughters take revenge on a life of misery, greeting the man of the house with a crack on the shins and a bullet in the neck. But what do they do with the body?
Capturing all the danger and isolation of the Australian outback, The Bleeding Tree is one of the most audacious and formally inventive Australian plays to be written in recent years. It is a timely, thought-provoking and highly theatrical play that gives voice to three powerful women who, after a life of violence and oppression, wrestle back control of their lives.
A contemporary Australian classic, The Bleeding Tree has been awarded the Griffin Award for Best New Play (Griffin Theatre Company), Best New Australian Work (Sydney Theatre Awards), Best Production (Green Room Awards, Melbourne), Best New Australian Play (Helpmann Awards) and was the winner of NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Playwriting.
Featuring an all-female cast, Theatre Republic’s production of The Bleeding Tree will provide South Australian audiences with the unique opportunity to experience – for the first time – this thrilling, moving, award-winning play.
ABOUT THEATRE REPUBLIC:
Theatre Republic is an award-winning independent theatre company based in Adelaide. Our stories are unapologetically political and provocative. We passionately believe theatre can be challenging, thought provoking, unsettling and entertaining! We want to change the world with our stories.
Independent theatre is the lifeblood of our local industry. Without it we will continue to lose our best and brightest to the bigger cities. We need your support to continue to create award-winning, high-quality Australian theatre and – importantly – to pay our artists and creatives what they are worth.
Our production of The Bleeding Tree is part of the Creative Partnerships Plus1 program. Every dollar you donate to our campaign will be matched, doubling your support to ensure our production is a success. Your donation is also tax-deductible!
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