“I imagine I washed up on that shore for the same reason you found me there.
If you had some secrets. I wouldn’t mind if you had something you were ashamed of.
I wouldn’t mind.”
The Sea Project
by Elise Hearst
Things are washing up on the shore: suitcases, spectacles, hair – and then Eva. She has lost all but the memory of her name and how she takes her tea. And she’s missing a finger. When Bob finds Eva on the beach it’s not long before she is in his kitchen and he’s falling in love. But Eva is haunted by a past she can’t remember. Who is she and why does she scream in the night? When the mysterious rogue Maciek appears, Bob is terrified he’ll steal Eva away. Eva is terrified of what he may reveal.
The Sea Project is an evocative, unique story of migration, memory and desire.
Cast | Creatives
PLAYWRIGHT Elise Hearst
DIRECTOR Paige Rattray
DESIGNER David Fleischer
DRAMATURG Amelia Evans
LIGHTING DESIGNER Ross Graham
COMPOSER/PERFORMER Tom Hogan
VOICE COACH Jennifer White
STAGE MANAGER Victor Araces
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Catherine David
WITH Travis Cardona, Justin Cotta, Meredith Penman & Iain Sinclair
The Sea Project played in September 2012 at the historic Stables Theatre in Kings Cross, home of the mighty Griffin Theatre Company, as part of the 2012 Griffin Independent season.
Previews 5 & 6 September/ Season 8 – 29 September
Monday-Friday 7pm, Saturday matinee 29 September 2pm
SBW Stables Theatre, 10 Nimrod Street, Kings Cross NSW 2011
Also, a print interview in the Herald with Paige Rattray and Mem Penman.
Finally, we do have an archival video of the production, if you missed it and would like to check it out.