A Flower for Moses
11th – 15th May 2021
Gasworks Arts Park
A FLOWER FOR MOSES was presented in the Studio Theatre. The show promotion ran as follows:
A pound of butter. A wintery sky. Trentham, 1954. Can Germaine solve the puzzle?
At 81, there’s nothing Germaine Weaving enjoys more than a good cryptic crossword. But no matter how she approaches this one, the clues don’t add up. A pound of butter. A wintery sky. And why won’t Frank come out of the cool room? Desire loves a good mystery, but she’s in no hurry to solve one that links her late father to a crime. Thomas can’t help Germaine either – he has a buried secret of his own to come to terms with. But Germaine didn’t carve out a successful career in journalism by giving up when the going got tough. This is a big story, and it can only be told by her – so why the devil won’t anyone listen?
Acclaimed actor Uschi Felix (Marlene Dietrich: Perfect Illusion) is joined on stage by Clare Larman and Daniel Deards in this heart-warming play about love, denial and the secrets we carry inside us.
Written by Clare Mendes. Directed by Cathy Hunt. Designed by D. B. Valentine. 75 minutes.
Photo credit: Anna Moloney-Heath
Presented by Melbourne Writers’ Theatre
Uschi Felix (Germaine)
Clare Larman (Desire)
Daniel Deards (Thomas)
Writer Clare Mendes
Director & Dramaturg Cathy Hunt
Designer D. B. Valentine
Stage Manager Barbara Toohey
Lighting Technician Kit Cunneen
Read the Cast and Crew biographies in the SHOW PROGRAM:
Articles, Reviews, Interviews
Listen to a radio interview – ‘Evenings with David Astle’, ABC 774
Didn’t make it to the show? Watch some selected scenes …
Image by Anna Moloney-Heath
Show photos by Clare Mendes