Wednesday to Come

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Wednesday To Come - Melbourne Theatre Company 1993

by Renee

This powerful drama shows the effect of the 1930s depression on a family, who face unemployment and a personal crisis when the husband and father dies in a relief camp. Underlined with a rich vein of earthy humour, it is a powerful statement and a passionate celebration of the contribution women have made to the evolution of this country. I’ve chosen the coffin speech to highlight the effect of poverty on two people in a relationship, what the choices are and what choices are revealed given their differing responsibilities. Being a monologue one character reveals another through his absence and her presence. It is also a classic New Zealand monologue that students rarely get to see in a professional context.

Renée-was born in Napier in 1929 of Ngati Kahungunu and Scots ancestry. She left school at twelve to go to work, a situation common in the 30s for the oldest child in the family. When her own children were young, she began writing short stories, reviews and humorous columns for newspapers, acting in Napier Repertory Theatre and later began a university degree. 

Wednesday to Come (Play) Iris Shand, Helen Tripp, Robynne Wheelahan, Shanti Gudgeon, Robert Menzies, Christen O'Leary, Beth Child

Director Janis Balodis
Designer Trina Parker
Lighting Jamieson Lewis
Stage Manager Margaret Crompton

Playbill / Program Date May - Jun 1993  - Russell Street Theatre

Size 150 x 240 mm 

Condition: Used Good 8/10 

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