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Do Not Go Gentle... / The Berry Man  

Do Not Go Gentle... / The Berry Man $27.27 ex GST
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Do Not Go Gentle...
In this wondrous play, Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition is a metaphor for the elusive journey of five elderly people facing the final leg of their journey. Scott's passage across the Antarctic, as he confronts a landscape of ice and perilous weather, powerfully parallels their courage and inevitable defeat. Yet with unbroken spirit, this funny, angry, defiant group grapple with the big questions of life as they rage against the dying of the light.

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The Berry Man
The Berry Man is a searing indictment of the consequences of war, with the humour and fragile, flawed characters that are a trademark of Cornelius' writing. Eric, a Vietnam vet, has inherited a farm but struggles to grow a single crop. Marjorie, his fiercely independent but troubled neighbour, is unaware of the wartime horrors that plague him. And there's Joey, a mysterious young man whose appearance prevents Eric from moving on. Then Fish arrives. A fellow vet holding onto the idea of mateship, he forces Eric to confront his memories and Marjorie to have the courage to follow her dreams before it's too late.

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Cast : Do Not Go Gentle - 3F, 5M, (doubling possible) ; The Berry Man - 1F, 3M

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-907-8 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB


PATRICIA CORNELIUS is a founding member of Melbourne Workers Theatre and an award-winning playwright who has written over twenty plays including Do Not Go Gentle (winner of the 2006 Patrick White Playwrights' Award and the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Award), Love, Boy Overboard, Lilly and May, Jack's Daughters and, in collaboration with Andrew Bovell, Melissa Reeves, Christos Tsiolkas and Irine Vela, Who's Afraid of the Working Class and Fever.

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