Tonight the unthinkable will be thinkable.

In the front yard of the family's home stands a Magnolia Tree. It was Mum's favourite. In another time her children would hunt its branches for the elusive singing cicadas. Mum now has Alzheimer's and her children have come together to choose her a nursing home. This gripping psychological thriller has two endings, and the audience vote for the one powerful end they want to see. This ingenious script shocks and confounds. We're privy to family secrets, fractured relationships and confessions. Personal boundaries are crossed leaving the three siblings with an impossible bind

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
D, The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party

The performance is suitable for older families. There is some swearing.

The Wolves is a NFP theatre company that produces outstanding and original plays. We currently produce the plays of playwright Michael Griffith whose work is powerful and often deals with subject matters that many wont look at. We are predominantly a mature group and often tackle subjects that are geared towards our demographic. In the last 18 months we have produced 3 of Michael's plays and are about to have a run of his new thriller When Icebergs Burn. At the end of the year we are looking to produce his comedy The Seagull King and early next year a premiere of his musical Magpie. We are hoping to get his plays on all over Australia. Some of his early plays have been staged at La Mama theatre, Chapel off Chapel and overseas including the Edinburgh Festival. We believe his plays to be quite ground breaking and so far audiences are speaking very highly of his work.

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Unique Selling Point

This play appeals to a wide audience but has been of particularly interest to an older audience, carers of the elderly, associations who are for the elderly such as Probus. It is an intense family thriller and the 3 siblings and the dilemma they have are very relatable We found that audiences didn't want to leave after the show and talked to us often stating the same thing " We never get to talk about this". Manysaid that could have been my family. The voting sets off a lot of talk and gives audience a sense of being part of the play.

Marketing Materials

We have images and videos Reviews from very prominent people including Chris Mead from The Malthouse Theatre. We have several vox pops that we videoed from all the productions. Marketing videos Reviews We have a full video of the play

Community Engagement

This show could work with carers or people from an aged care group in the foyer for support. Also in the past we have had groups set up from both pro and anti euthanasia societies even though it is not about euthanasia. Death cafes love this play. It could be used at a conference or workshop.