What do we hold onto in a world that is falling apart?
Sprout is a play set in Australia of the future, a country facing the ever-looming possibility of environmental catastrophe. 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 poetry with his listeners – his way of making their fear and desolation more bearable, through art.
And in this world full of endings, four people start new beginnings. Curiosity, romance and new life continue to sprout.
Sprout is a play about the inevitability of love and growth in environments that seem completely inhospitable. Something of a poetry-jukebox, this play features classic poetry interspersed with original animation and dynamic characters.
Sprout is brought to you by Pedro Collective. It is written by emerging Sydney playwright Jessica Bellamy (NIDA Playwriting 2010, Griffin Resident Writer 2011), directed by Gin Savage (NIDA Directing 2010) and produced by Jacqueline Lucey (Squeaky Floor Productions, ABitontheSide).
The cast includes Ashley Ricardo (The Pigeons, The Lover), Fayssal Bazzi (Woyzcek, KIJE, The Pigeons), Mike Sheasby (Romeo and Juliet), and Matilda Ridgway (A Wonderful Day).
Sprout aims to be as eco-friendly a production as possible, with a set made from recycled materials, USB-stick programmes, and green stock printing of postcards, posters and scripts.
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