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The Story of the Miracles at Cookie's Table  

The Story of the Miracles at Cookie's Table $20.90 ex GST
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'Let this table be a home for me. Let it be a home for all the lost and the hungry. May all my children and my children's children eat at this table.'

In the 1870's 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.

The Story of the Miracle at Cookie's Table is a moving testament to culture lived, lost and found, the strength of family, adapting and gathering together.

   

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Cast : 2M, 2F
Performance Rights : www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-803-3 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB

Author

WESLEY ENOCH is the eldest son of Doug and Lyn Enoch who hail from Stradbroke Island. His writing credits include The Sunshine Club, The Seven Stages of Grieving (co-written with Deborah Mailman) and Black Medea all of which he also directed; and The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table which won the 2005 Patrick White Playwrights' Award.

Wesley has been Artistic Director of Kooemba Jdarra Indigenous Performing Arts, an Associate Artist with the Queensland Theatre Company, a Resident Director with the Sydney Theatre Company, Associate Artistic Director with Sydney’s Company B, and is currently the Artistic Director of the Queensland Theatre Company.

His extensive credits as a director include the premiere production of Stolen and a revival of The Cherry Pickers, both of which toured internationally, Capricornia, The Dreamers, Conversations with the Dead, Romeo and Juliet, Fountains Beyond, Black-ed Up, The Sapphires, Rainbow’s End, Eora Crossing, Bitin’ Back and Riverland.

In 2002 Wesley was the recipient of a Cite Internationale des Artes residency in Paris. Other awards include a Matilda Award ( The Sunshine Club 2000), Variety Club of Australia (Theatre Heart Award 2000), ’98 Queens Trust Award and ’97 Young Australian of The Year (Queensland Arts Section).

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