Showcased at the Yellamundie First Nations Playwriting Festival in 2017 and now presented in a full production by Moogahlin Performing Arts and Carriageworks, dancer-turned-playwright Henrietta Baird’s one-woman play blends laughter, hope, love and loss into a young family’s search for a new beginning.
Lara, a Sydney mum working interstate as a dancer, receives a distress call from her youngest son. Dad hasn’t been seen for days and they are running out of food. Lara has only the weekend to traverse the world of high-rise public housing, drug dealing and addiction to track him down. And if she succeeds, what will she find?
The Weekend is a rollercoaster ride into one woman’s nightmare scenario, one from which she emerges a little wiser about the world and herself.