Radiance is an exuberant black sabbath for three great Indigenous dames. Cressy, Nora and Mae are half-sisters with little in common except the ghosts of their childhood. They gather in the tropical Queensland landscape for Mum’s funeral.
These three sisters are a force of nature, and they haven’t been in the same room for many, many years. It isn’t long before that old house can’t contain the joy and pain of them all being together again.
To listen to Louis Nowra talk about the play in Currency’s Not in Print Podcast series, click here.
To listen to Louis Nowra read his introduction to the play, also in Currency’s Not in Print Podcast series, click here.
Cue the Chorus is a series of critical responses by Australian playwrights to classic Australian plays, offering insights and personal responses. To read Andrea James’ response to Radiance, click here.