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The Faithful Servant

06 - 18 September 2016

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Performance Details

Tuesday 6 - Saturday 10 September, 7:30pm
Sunday 11 September, 4pm
Tuesday 13 - Saturday 17 September, 7:30pm
Sunday 18 September, 4pm
Duration:
90min
Venue:
Street 1

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It’s not easy being good.

Ray has given his all to the medical NGO he founded to help poor communities in Africa. His adopted daughter from Mozambique, Caroline, refuses to follow him – her life is with her family in Australia and her GP practice. Coetano has been Ray’s right-hand man in Mozambique for decades, but now wants to transform the NGO into a faith-based organisation. As the play winds its way back from Ray’s death in Australia to his first encounter with Africa, the conflict between the differing interpretations of goodness takes on a visceral intensity. Being good, it becomes clear, is neither straightforward nor easy. And it poses moral dilemmas that strike at the core of our understandings of community and family.

Brought to the stage by The Street’s Artistic Director, Caroline Stacey, The Faithful Servant is a total theatre experience taking you from Australia to Mozambique, from the present to the 1960s, and into the world of aid NGOs and their relationships with ‘the poor’. Acclaimed actors Tariro Mavondo, Dorian Nkono, and PJ Williams play multiple characters, traverse time and place and use all the elements that theatre brings in this story of foreign aid, former colonies and the conflicts between generations.

Canberra-based writer Tom Davis has followed up the critically acclaimed premiere season of The Chain Bridge (The Street Theatre, 2015) with a play of ideas, emotion and theatricality that will strike a chord with many Canberrans.

Starring Tariro Mavondo, Dorian Nkono, and PJ Williams

Director Caroline Stacey Design Imogen Keen Sound Kimmo Vennonen Lighting Linda Buck  Video Scott Holgate

Davis’ dialogue is natural yet refined, profound yet effortless… 4.5 starsArtsHub Australia

"Tom Davis’ compelling play of family excoriation  ... The Chain Bridge is a haunting play, brilliantly staged for this production with memorable performances by five outstanding actors." The Australian Arts Review

"The poetic script by Tom Davis is beautifully written ... this [is a] powerful and strangely uplifting production ..." The Barefoot Review

Street One - On Stage (Traverse) Unreserved | Duration - 90 minutes, no interval.

A selection of online and media articles:

BMA - Zoe Pleasants

Canberra Times - Ron Cerabona

Canberra Weekly- Laura White

City News - Helen Musa

The Devpolicy Blog

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THE FAITHFUL SERVANT
BY TOM DAVIS

A Street Produced Contemporary Drama

TUESDAY 6 - SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER @ 7:30PM
SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER @ 4 PM
TUESDAY 13 - SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER @ 7:30PM
SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER @ 4PM

TICKET PRICES:

STANDARD: $45
CONCESSION: $40
GROUP 4+: $38
STUDENT: $35
8TH, 13TH, 14TH 15TH SEPTEMBER: $38

PUBLIC PREVIEW: (TUESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER): $25

Street One - On Stage (Traverse) Unreserved | Duration - 90 minutes, no interval.

A selection of online and media articles:

BMA - Zoe Pleasants

Canberra Times - Ron Cerabona

Canberra Weekly- Laura White

City News - Helen Musa

The Devpolicy Blog

 

Location

15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

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