Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 31 March 2020
Category Live Event

Riverside presents
By Mary Anne Butler
An Australian Theatre for Young People and Brown’s Mart Theatre co-production

Elvis wants Rosie. Rosie wants to escape. Maddie does not know what the hell she wants, but it sure isn’t this. While Rosie balances the needs of community with her own life dreams, Elvis struggles to move away from a life of crime, and Maddie faces life as a single parent.

Cusp juxtaposes the Northern Territory’s vast Top End landscape with the turbulent lives of three emerging adults as they swim against the tide of irrevocable change. Balancing choice versus fate in a world where, as Elvis observes, “Some people just get better choices than others”.

FYI this production contains frequent coarse language and adult themes including descriptions of sexual acts and references to trauma and self-harm. Recommended for ages 15+

Fraser Corfield

Set Designer
CJ Fraser-Bell

Lighting Designer
Jessie Davis

Sound Designer
Brad Fawcett

Sound Design Mentor
Matt Cunliffe

Stage Manager
Scott Gooding

Stevie Kyriacou
Josh McElroy
Nyasha Ogden

(Stage 6)

From the Program Coordinator…

Cusp is a beautifully written piece that covers content that is challenging, yet thoughtfully and sensitively dealt with. Fraser Corfield’s (director) understanding of what speaks to young people results in productions that despite difficult subject matter, truly engage and inspire a deeper understanding of the characters and the stories presented. The stunning imagery in this piece merges the story with landscapes of North Australia through descriptive language and narrative devices.

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Dates and Times:

Schools and General Public Performances
Tuesday 31 March at 11am & 6:30pm


70 minutes (No interval plus 20 minute Q&A)

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