Sprout is a play set in an Australia of the future, where everything has dried up, run out, or fled. In this world, human beings live in skeleton cities, or out in the wild, with only the barest of necessities for survival. One thing unites these fragmented souls: a self-appointed prophet on the radio, the Weatherman, who shares classic poetry with his listeners – his way of making their fear and desolation more bearable, through the beauty of language.
And in this world full of endings, four people start new beginnings. Curiosity, romance and new life continue to sprout.
Sprout suggests the inevitability of love and growth in environments that seem completely inhospitable; that no matter how hopeless things might seem, there is always growth and renewal within the cycles of the earth and our own bodies.
Sprout is the debut play from Jessica Bellamy, and was winner of the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award 2011, as well as finalist in the World Wildlife Fund Creative Arts Awards 2012.
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