His Mother's Voice
atyp selects, may 2014
Shanghai, 1966. A young Chinese boy is secretly taught the piano by his mother in defiance of Communist Party edicts - setting in place a chain of events that leads them to the eye of the storm - and a dangerous confrontation between Shanghai and Canberra. Staged as part of the prestigious ATYP Selects season, this world premiere
production is a love story - the love of two young people from different worlds, the love that drives a mother to great sacrifice, the love of a young man for his country.
Written by Justin Fleming; Directed by Suzanne Millar; Lighting Design Christopher Page; Sound Design James Colla; Stage Manager Andrew McMartin; Costume Design Sonia McAlpine; Producer John Harrison
Cast Alice Keohavong; Angela Tran; Arisa Yura; Dannielle Jackson; Felino Dolloso; Harry Tseng; Isaiah Powell; John Gomez Goodway; Jonathan Surjadi; Michael Gooley; Monica Sayers; Renee Lim