Admission: Adults $39, Member/Concession $35 Child $25
Venue: Paviour Recital Hall at the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium.
The premiere of the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium commissioned work “The Weight of Light” on Saturday 10th March 2018 at 7:30pm in the Paviour Recital Hall at the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium.
The Goulburn Regional Conservatorium and The Street Theatre team up for the world premiere of The Weight of Light.
Outstanding baritone Michael Lampard and brilliant pianist Alan Hicks feature in this suspenseful production, where song cycle meets theatre and absolution is sought by all.
Having completed his latest tour of Afghanistan, an Australian soldier is on leave and taking the opportunity to return to his family’s farm in regional New South Wales – he is looking forward to resting. However, as he makes his way home he is confronted by news that is both life-affirming and devastating, which pushes him to reveal a dark secret that clings like a ghost. Ultimately he must question everything he knows: What sort of man is he? What does it mean to be brave? And what future might be waiting for his family?
Acclaimed writer Nigel Featherstone and composer James Humberstone have collaborated to produce this gritty, song-filled chronicle giving voice to the personal impact of modern warfare and the costs that are borne by families.
Bittersweet memories meet night-shattering dreams and the stilling gaze of children, in a terrain of physical beauty and inner turmoil.
Australia’s participation in the war in Afghanistan is the nation’s longest ever military involvement, and The Weight of Light is an intimate portrayal of man and soldier that pulls the audience into the cracks of human relationships and masculine identity in the 21st century.
A man of war meets the force of family.
Read about The Weight of Light on www.thestreet.org.au
Article on The Weight of Light in the Canberra Times