The Bridge by Vicki Reynolds
A highly-regarded verbatim play by the late Vicki Reynolds, The Bridge is directed by Donna Jackson and performed by an ensemble cast of actors and community members. The Bridge revisits the collapse of a giant span of Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge in 1970 that claimed the lives of thirty-five workers.
This powerful theatrical collaboration considers the historical impact and current ramifications of this event through the lens of past and present politics. The West Gate Bridge is more than a physical bridge; it is a link to the past, family and friends, between different cultures and also explores the bridges we create to the future.
The Bridge is girded with a multi-media installation featuring video projection by Bindi Cole Chocka, lighting by Phil Lethlean and music by James Henry.
The Substation and the Art & Industry Festival
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport
Wed 21 Nov, 8:00pm, Opening Night, invitation only
Thu 22 Nov, 8:00pm
Fri 23 Nov, 8:00pm
Sat 24 Nov, 2:00pm (matinee) and 8:00pm
80 Minutes, no interval
$28/$23 conc, plus booking fee