In a dirt-dry town in rural Australia, a shot shatters the still night. A mother and her daughters have just welcomed home the man of the house with a bullet. The only issue now is disposing of the body.
Triggered into thrilling motion by an act of revenge, The Bleeding Tree is an Australian murder ballad blown up for the stage, with three strong women fighting back.
From the pen of Victorian playwright Angus Cerini, The Bleeding Tree comes to Geelong Performing Arts Centre this month as part of the 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season.
The play premiered at Griffin Theatre Company in 2015 and immediately earned praise as a “great and complex production” (The Australian) and went on to win three Helpmann Awards for Best Play, Best Direction and Best Female Actor.
The Bleeding Tree is both brutal and brutally funny. Throughout, Cerini’s writing is powerfully lyrical, bracingly funny and a highly original take on Australian gothic.
The cast includes well known stage/screen actor and singer Paula Arundell along with Brenna Harding who starred in the television series Puberty Blues and Sophie Ross who recently charmed Geelong audiences in MTC’s What Rhymes with Cars and Girls.
The Bleeding Tree is in the Drama Theatre from May 23-26. Tickets are $58 or less.