The Drowning Bride was a La Boite Theatre Company commission by Helen Howard and Michael Futcher. An intimate drama of love, betrayal, and the struggle to forgive it is inspired by the true experiences of Elise Parups. It earned high praise from audiences and critics alike:
Put away the glasses for this year's theatre awards in Brisbane. In terms of acting and directing, it's unlikely that anything's going to beat (this) extraordinary achievement… The Drowning Bride is the best Queensland play, and the best Queensland production, in years. The Australian
You really should go and see this play if you are at all interested in what the theatre can do. With an empty space, a gripping story and a handful of talented and imaginative people committed to telling a story, magic happens.
From: La Boite’s 2005 Annual Report