by Callum McLean
Photo: Elina Sazonova

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by Callum McLean

Rose and Beth are kids; best friends; about to finish school; the world beckoning them. They sit on a river bank, and dream about what the future holds in store for them.

Ten years later, and the future has caught up with them. Strangers to one another, they find each other at a school reunion, the past a silent companion beside them. What happened at the river ten years ago, and where are they now?

This coming-of-age story is built on big themes: love, fate, hatred, and the poisonous effect of this mix. The River is about struggling to find your queer identity in a small town, and what happens when it all goes wrong.

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Flinders University Young Playwright's Award (2017 winner)