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The Weekend

Sydney Festival: A distress call from home sees Lara, a dancer, in a race-against-time search for a new beginning.

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The Weekend

Date: 12 Dec 2018

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.

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