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Hell's Canyon

Melbourne playwright Emily Sheehan's story of friendship, grief, and teenage rebellion.

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Hell’s Canyon

Date: 13 Jul 2018

Winner of Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award and shortlisted for the Patrick White Playwrights Award, Hell’s Canyon is Melbourne playwright Emily Sheehan’s story of friendship, grief, and teenage rebellion.

Caitlin and Oscar used to be mates, but not anymore. These days Caitlin texts boys to meet her in public parks while Oscar eats his lunch in the teacher’s staffroom.

Today is different though. The unlikely pair share a haunting memory, so they make a pact to run. To completely disappear. Go full on missing.

“Hell’s Canyon is about two teenagers who are furious at the world,” says Sheehan. “The characters are dealing with huge events that are random and unfair, and they’re searching for a way to process it. What they want more than anything is a friend to rage against the world with.”

Katie Cawthorne directs. Isabelle Ford and Conor Leach star.

Read Jason Blake’s review here.

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