Author(s): Debra Oswald
After the murder of her husband, Celia has shut herself and her 16-year-old daughter Zoe away, toiling on a peach farm in the middle of nowhere. The arrival of two young people to help during picking season heralds the beginning of the end for Celias safe existence. Her daughter falls in love with enigmatic, erratic Kieran, but when the relationship is threatened, they run away together. The safe, perhaps smothering, world that Celia has created unravels; her paranoia and insecurities amplified to full volume. Playing out alongside her fear, we see the increasingly degrading and dangerous lifestyle that the two elopers have fallen into. 2 acts, 2 male, 4 female.
Debra Oswald is a Sydney-based playwright and author. She began writing as a teenager and her first play was workshopped at the Australian National Playwrights Conference when she was 17. Since then she has made her living as a writer for film, television, stage and radio as well as publishing a number of novels for children. Her plays include: Dags, which has had many productions both in Australia and overseas; Sweet Road, Gary's House, Mr Bailey's Minder, The Peach Season and the award-winning Skate which toured to Belfast in 2005. Her television credits include Palace of Dreams, Bananas in Pyjamas, Police Rescue and The Secret Life of Us; and her children's novels include: Me and Barry Terrific, The Return of the Baked Bean, The Redback Leftovers and The Fifth Quest.
In Good Company; Hunting and Gathering; Blueprinting; Cooking up a Show; Painting the Town; Getting the Lead; Dollars and Sense; Step Right Up!; Setting up House; Moving Out and Moving On; Index.