The Weight of Light

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15 Childers St
The Street Theatre
Australia @ (AU)
Tel 2018-03-03
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The Street and Goulburn Regional Conservatorium Present THE WEIGHT OF LIGHT; a story in song Music by James Humberstone Words by Nigel Featherstone A man of war meets the force of family. world premiere Canberra: Sat 3 March 7:30pm | Sun 4 March 4pm Goulburn: Sat 10 March 7:30pm Goulburn Regional Conservatorium 160 Bourke St Call him back, we’re calling him back – we need our son here with us. Having completed his latest tour of Afghanistan, an Australian soldier is on leave and taking the opportunity to return to his family’s farm in regional New South Wales – he is looking forward to resting. However, as he makes his way home he is confronted by news that is both life-affirming and devastating, which pushes him to reveal a dark secret that clings like a ghost.

Ultimately he must question everything he knows. What sort of man is he? What does it mean to be brave? And what future might be waiting for his family? Acclaimed writer Nigel Featherstone and composer James Humberstone have collaborated to produce this gritty, song-filled chronicle giving voice to the personal impact of modern warfare and the costs that are borne by families. Bittersweet memories meet night-shattering dreams and the stilling gaze of children, in a terrain of physical beauty and inner turmoil. Australia’s participation in the war in Afghanistan is the nation’s longest ever military involvement and The Weight of Light is an intimate portrayal of man and soldier that pulls the audience into the cracks of human relationships and masculine identity in the 21st century.

The Goulburn Regional Conservatorium and The Street Theatre team up for this world premiere featuring outstanding baritone Michael Lampard and popular pianist Alan Hicks in a suspenseful production where song cycle meets theatre and absolution is sought by all. Featuring Michael Lampard as The Soldier Accompaniment: Alan Hicks Composition: James Humberstone Libretto: Nigel Featherstone Direction: Caroline Stacey Production Design: Imogen Keen Lighting Design: Linda Buck 'The Weight of Light' was commissioned by the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium with creative development by The Street Theatre, Canberra. Composed by James Humberstone (Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney) as part of his ongoing research outputs.

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