At Sea, Staring Up

‘One of the most striking aspects of this play is the language, which is smooth and beautifully poetic. Kruckemeyer creates a world that is almost hypnotic… At play’s end, the layered tales resolve and the work moves into the objective once more, tying up like a symphony’.

Cairns Post, Australia


Emma the Greek will sail the seas alone to end a curse. Noah will search for his wife who flew off a bridge. Elise will fight the dragons snapping at her heels as she drives each night to lull her baby to sleep. Caleb, a curious misfit, will swim vast oceans to prove his love for Sylvia Wist. Oh, and Sylvia Wist can climb waterfalls, and jump time and space. She may not be ordinary but she is in love.

AWARDS

2013 Published by Currency Press
Finalist, 2012 Cairns Post Awards: Best Theatre

CAST SIZE

5 actors: 3F, 2M
Previous seasons: 3F, 2M

AUDIENCE SIZE

A work for teenagers and adults

LENGTH

120 minutes

SEASONS

(seasons in Australia, Czech Republic and USA)

2017

The National Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic (produced by National Theatre)

2016

DC Arts Center, Washington DC, USA (produced by Wheel Theatre Company)

2012

Jute Theatre, Cairns, Australia

JUTE Theatre Company production 2012, starring Laura Pegrum, Natalie Taylor, Brett Walsh, Ella Watson-Russell and Christiaan Westerveld

first produced


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