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Brothers Wreck

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This script is part of the Yellamundie Collection

Mob can’t survive like that, you can’t survive like that. We gotta talk to each other, as hard as it is, ’cause I guarantee you, that phone will ring and you’ll have to say goodbye again.

This play is about life.

It begins with a death: on a hot morning under a house in Darwin, Ruben wakes to find his cousin Joe hanging from the rafters. What follows is the story of a family, buffeted by constant tragedy, holding itself together – as their people have done generation after generation. This play asks us: how do we deal with death? And how many other people does it take for each of us to live? Little by little, Ruben’s family brings him back from the edge.

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  • 2 female identifying, 3 male identifying
  • people of colour
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Female | 40s | 3 to 5 minutes
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EXTRACT: You’re probably too young to remember what happened on the Stuart— Enough time’s passed and you start to think, ‘I’ve got a handle on this, I know what to do with this’, but it’s been fifteen years and still… Grief’s a slippery little sucker with a mind of its own. There’s no way to avoid it, that stretch of highway. Sometimes in life you get to hide from things you don’t wanna see, but there’s no hidin from that accident. Even when I fly over I know exactly when I’m passin that place, can feel it in my bones.


UPCOMING PREMIERE OF BROTHERS WRECK

BELVOIR, 2014

Brothers Wreck By Jada Alberts Director Leah Purcell 24 May - 22 June Upstairs Theatre A beautiful new play about life.

REVIEW: BROTHERS WRECK

KEVIN JACKSON'S THEATRE DIARY, 19 JUNE 2014

"It is the impassioned writing, the deeply committed ensemble of the actors to the story, and the brusquely managed tempo of the clearly envisioned production, that sweeps one along and permits one to celebrate, in the experience in the theatre space, with the rest of audience, an achievement of pertinence, for today, in Sydney's theatre going calendar in 2014."

INTERVIEW: JADA ALBERTS (NOT IN PRINT PODCAST)

CURRENCY PRESS, 4 SEPTEMBER 2014

Not in Print speaks to Australian playwright Jada Alberts about her play 'Brothers Wreck'.

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