Jawbone Co-Operative - The Beckoning of Hope
Jawbone Co-Operative Presents
The Beckoning of Hope
From an Original Concept by L'hibou Hornung
Written by Michael Burton and Adapted for Solo Actor by Marjorie McKee
12 - 16 February,
BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce
Bookings: 802 4175 or email@example.com
Two women, love, the resonance of history, power, politics and giving the audience a potent insight into poetry's awesome power to bring rebirth and hope.
The Beckoning of Hope is compelling solo show about self discovery and redemption, featuring poetry and a cello.
After years of running away from an overwhelming grief, Becky returns home to New Zealand where she discovers a strong connection with an elderly Russian woman, Nadezhda, the widow of the great poet Osip Mandelshtam who died in the Stalinist purges.
Nadezhda wrote two books concerning their life together - reliving the grim savagery of Stalin's Russia, expressing within Osip's brilliant Russian poetry oppression, endurance and ultimately survival.
Through the voice that speaks in Nadezhda's writings, Osip's poetry, and eventually inside her own psyche Becky is able to step back into her world again. Whilst the play engages with this deeply personal exploration, it also raises many political questions about our past present and future.
The Beckoning of Hope is an impassioned, sometimes stark, empowering and finally hopeful play not to be missed.
Performed by Marjorie McKee (Lover's of Central Park) with musician Sebastian Morgan-Lynch (Fat Freddy's Drop, Verona)