The Sound of Waiting
39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010, Australia
31st March 2018 to 3rd April 2018
A story about hope and survival that cuts straight to the heart. A tiny wooden boat is battered by roaring seas, on board Hamed Mokri cradles his small daughter. His former homeland now more perilous than the seas he’s fighting, his daughter the very last soul he can protect other than his own. He clings to a fading silver lining, to find land girt by sea. Meanwhile, an Angel of Death hangs over them with reckoning, conjuring up all its power to send them both to the bottom of the unknown sea – silent, and black, and endless. The Sound of Waiting is a powerfully poetic allegory for these times, exploring displacement, resilience and hope in a world that has closed its doors on humanity. Mary Anne Butler is a multi-award winning writer from the Northern Territory. Her play Broken won the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Literature and Drama. A Sydney Premiere.