From La Boite's website: Rising star Ashleigh Cummings (Puberty Blues, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) makes her La Boite debut in this heartfelt ode to the resilience of the young.
Essie, Beth and Sid are on the cusp of adulthood at the arse-end of the world. Together in a small Queensland town they laugh, sunbathe, fight, dream and pray for some kind of future that they can’t quite picture.
The accidental death of a friend has torn apart all their assumptions about loyalty, love and life. And when a new kid comes to town with his own secrets and baggage, their fragile equilibrium faces a fresh test. Barely-healed wounds are reopened, new allegiances are formed and, finally, new futures become possible.
In Samson, La Boite’s previous Playwright-in-Residence, Julia-Rose Lewis, has a big-hearted, brutal and darkly beautiful play which offers a window into the world of young Australians today. We are delighted to be co-producing this World Premiere season with Sydney’s iconic theatre company Belvoir, under the internationally regarded direction of Kristine Landon-Smith.