The Magnolia Tree
presented by Path2Productions
If you like a solid script and want to explore the depths of your own morality – this is the play for you.
Playwright Michael Griffith has written a striking character-driven play filled with family secrets and fractured relationships that asks – What would you do? Place a parent in a nursing home or help them end their suffering? On a deeper level, it begs the question: should euthanasia should be legalised in Australia?
Gathered in the living room of their mother’s house Jack will try to convince his two sisters to take the life of their mother. Ultimately, the only one who can either stop him, or give him the green light will be you, because this play has two endings, and you vote for the one you feel, under the circumstances, is correct. But the decision will be difficult for this grey play mirrors our currently grey coloured world. In their mothers old age Alzheimer’s has set in and Jack is confident her last moments of joy and clarity fled long ago together with her soul and sanity. When Mum was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s she told them that she did not want to forget who they were. She told them she’d rather be dead. Let her go? Place her in a home? Charged with the fear of judgement, regardless of which way you vote, watching to see if the hands rise around you is a fascinating experience and thrusts you into an exhilarating discomfort. The play is universal. It will challenge you.
Written & Directed by Michael Griffith
Featuring: Ezra Bix as Jack; Rohana Hayes as Deborah & Ruth Katerelos as Vicky
Stage Design: Ady Chisholm
|14 – 17 February 2018|
|Wednesday 14 February 2018 – 8pm
Thursday 15 February 2018 – 2pm & 8pm
Friday 16 February 2018 – 8pm
Saturday 17 February 201/ – 2pm & 8pm
Concession & Groups 8+: $44.00
Concession & Groups 8+: $39.00
** Last day for early bird tickets – 14 January 2018 **