Bright Half Life
What if life came with a rewind button? Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield brings the world a kaleidoscopic new play about love, heartbreak, skydiving and the infinite moments that make a relationship. Bright Half Life shares the four-and-a-half-decade story of Vicky and Erica, who meet, fall in love, and go through all the trials and tribulations of marriage and building a family. Pause. Rewind. Fast forward. And hold on to “A Well-Written, Engaging Portrayal Of Smart Women Finding Themselves And Each Other” (The New Yorker).
Barfield’s non-linear love story skydives and reascends through the beautiful mess of Vicky and Erica - an interracial, Lesbian couple - as they fall in love, start a family, change at their core and prepare for the inevitable end.
From the Creative Team that brought you the sell out, hilarious and critically acclaimed hit 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche to Mardi Gras 2021 and 2022, Bright Half Life asks you to question, If your entire love story was laid out in front of you, and you could see it from start to finish, all the darkness and the light, would you still go out on that first date? When the doors of the plane open and you’re strapped into your parachute, would you still jump?
Would you dare to fall in love?
Loretta Kung (Irreverent, The Family Law) and Genevieve Craig (Tough Titties, Home and Away)
take to the stage as Vicky Now and Then (respectively). Lisa Hanssens (Parramatta Girls, Simple
Souls) and Samantha Lambert (Romeo and Julien, Push Me Away, Pull Me Closer) bring Erica Now
and Then (respectively) to life.
Rosie Niven (5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, Bleach) directs.
Don't miss this powerful female driven story as you get ready for World Pride!
Please Note: Due to the nature of the space, a strict lockout period applies. Please leave time to get to Level 3 of the building in time for the show.
Previews - Feb 2nd and 3rd 2023
Opening Night - Feb 4th 2023
World Pride Registered Events - Feb 17th, 18th and 19th - Opening Weekend
Directed by Rosie Niven
Produced by Carly Fisher
Stage Management by James Ong
Lighting Design by Capri Harris
Sound Design by Akesiu Poitaha