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Two brothers crash their car in the desert. It was the stones that did it. Billy had found first stones under his house. He became their Keeper and had nursed them in his knapsack. For Billy the stones gave him strength and a new way of seeing. But the stones have a mission and have infinite primal power. They wanted to stop the car and they did.
Now Perry is unconscious, and Billy has to go for help. But the stones have the power and set the path for Billy’s journey. The stones move Billy into a world past the desert fringe where Billy meets Lou, the last Night Parrot, who takes him beyond the Shore Line on an odyssey into the inner recesses of Billy’s soul. Here Billy confronts his deceased mother, Violet Bread and his cat Pearl as he struggles to fulfil a lasting relationship with his (br)other Perry before the primacy of the first stones eventually assert their clarity.
This is a play about brotherly love and daring to fall outside the line. It is a play about seeing things you shouldn’t see and going to places where others haven’t gone. It is a play about a world of rocks, animals and sand and about a species that is dying.
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Male | Teen | under 3 minutes
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EXTRACT: Two days ago/ Perry's black Dodge slid in the sand and rolled over./ We were driving to Cloncurry on a back road./ My brother Perry was thrown half- way out of the front car door. His face reflected back/ from the fendor. He had one tooth missing. And was unconscious./ I was tossed out on the sand. Not a scratch./ Just a head graze./ Divine intervention./ No./ Not that./ Older than Christ./ It was the stones.