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People Might Hear You
A Work-in-Progress Showing by Helen Machalias, adapted from the novel by Robin Klein
"We have a special job to do, and that’s to prepare ourselves for the new world. You should forget all those useless things out there. All those other people and what they do don’t matter anymore. They won’t even be part of the new world, after this one is destroyed.”
Teenage orphan Frances lives with her restless Aunt Loris. When her aunt marries the forbidding Finley Tyrell, Frances is excited by the idea of a more comfortable lifestyle and a new family of sisters. But she is also introduced to the mysterious Temple, a restrictive cult that believes civilisation will end imminently and forbids the young women in the family from attending school or having any contact with the outside world. At first, Frances is determined to please her new family and attempts to be deemed a worthy member of the Temple. But as she uncovers the religion’s sinister secrets, she begins questioning their strict way of life and realises she must escape.
Based on the young adult novel by acclaimed Australian author Robin Klein (Hating Alison Ashley, Came Back to Show You I Could Fly), People Might Hear You is a story of insiders versus outsiders, freedom and families, and asks how far we are prepared to go to live a life of our choosing.
Cast includes: Craig Alexander, Niamh Dwyer, Lainie Hart, Gemma Hudson, Savahna O'Donnell, Lydia Radvanyi
Director: PJ Williams
Dramaturg: Rebecca Clode
STREET THREE | UNRESERVED | DURATION: 90 MINUTES
THE STREET PRESENTS
PEOPLE MIGHT HEAR YOU
A WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOWING
BY HELEN MACHALIAS ADAPTED FROM THE NOVEL BY ROBIN KLEIN
FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER 5PM
FREE EVENT (BOOKINGS RECOMENDED, DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSACTION FEE)