He Dreamed a Train / Eve – Double Bill
In a Brisbane first, renowned playwright and actor Margi will perform two compelling stories back to back – the acclaimed He Dreamed a Train and her award-winning Eve.
Fusing intensely poetic storytelling with multi-media, He Dreamed a Train is an intimately personal story of a family exploring love, loss, grief and remembrance. Margi plays a fictional version of herself while her son Travis Ash embodies a character inspired by her brother who has a degenerative neurological disease. Set in a country Australian home, He Dreamed a Train is the heart-warming story of a woman and her sibling as they face his premature death.
Multi award-winning Eve was inspired by the Australian writer, Eve Langley. Part memoir, part fiction, part homage to the sacrifice of the artist, Eve is revealed as a woman at odds with her prescribed position as wife and mother to three children who longs to be left alone to interpret the world through her viciously beautiful prose. The real Eve Langley reacted violently to the stereotypical feminine role of the day and rather than defining herself as a female artist, adopted the masculine persona of Oscar Wilde. A brilliant yet troubled Australian writer, Eve Langley died in isolation just outside Katoomba, New South Wales, in 1974. Her prime writing years were spent locked away in a mental institution. Eve brings her brilliance back into the spotlight.
Exclusive to Brisbane audiences, these two shows from the Belonging trilogy, will be performed from 29 June until 16 July at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Presented by Force of Circumstance and Nest Ensemble in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse. Tickets on sale now at www.brisbanepowerhouse.org Single show tickets also available.