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A Conversation

15 September, 2019, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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One event on 14 September, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on 15 September, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on 20 September, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on 21 September, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on 22 September, 2019 at 8:00 pm

| $24.50

Would you sit in the same room as the person who murdered your child, let alone have a conversation?

A Conversation is the 2nd play in David Williamson’s Jack Manning Trilogy, exploring the use of community conferencing – a process where victims and perpetrators meet and talk. Described by Williamson himself as a play that could be ‘the most powerful I’ve ever written’, A Conversation sees two fictional families meet – the parents of the victim, and those close to the person convicted of raping and murdering their child.

Audiences will witness a personal discussion, in a meeting space designed to evoke the visceral, real-life atmosphere of the situation. They’ll be flies on the wall, as the play explores themes of classism, nature vs. nurture, toxic masculinity, the devastating human effect of violent crime and especially, the vastness of its impact.

After a well-received community theatre season of A Conversation in October last year, Director Lee Cook and performer Kadey McIntosh felt compelled to remount this important theatrical work, thus forming Dauntless Theatre in 2019. Co-Founder of FizzWack Theatre, Travis Handcock, promptly offered to back the venture having attended a performance of the original production, impressed by how well it aligned with FizzWack’s commitment ‘to creating edgy and fresh theatre that tackles interesting and challenging scripts for Melbourne audiences’.

Join us for a serious ensemble performance of material that is brutal, confronting and sadly, at its core, forever relevant – that we hope will kindle a continuing conversation, beyond the life of this production.

‘Director Lee Cook … has been unafraid to expose the dark heart at the centre of the play. A Conversation is an autopsy of grief, guilt, and hope that makes for rewarding viewing.’ – THEATRECRAFT

DATES & TIMES: 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st & 22nd September @ 8pm
AUDIENCE INFORMATION: This play contains adult themes, sexual references and some coarse language. Recommended for viewing by people 16 years and over.
WARNING: This event may contain triggering and/or sensitive material. Sexual assault and graphic violence are mentioned in this performance.


Sunday 15th September, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday 13th September, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 14th September, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday 20th September, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 21st September, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday 22nd September, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
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90 minutes
Event Features
Wheelchair accessible, Ticketed entry