“Art takes time. Good art takes a lot of time,” says West Australian writer/director Andrew Hale.
In a year-long process, Hale has adapted Tracy Farr’s novel, The Hope Fault, for the stage and will direct its world premiere season, presented with the support of the Minderoo Foundation and Fremantle Press, at WAAPA’s newly refurbished Enright Studio from 11-17 October.
Tracy Farr, who grew up in Perth but now lives in New Zealand, will return to her home town for the premiere performance.
Based on Farr’s second novel, The Hope Fault is a rich family story that spans three generations. Iris and her extended family – her ex-husband with his new wife and baby, her son, and her best friend’s daughter – gather on a midwinter long weekend to pack up the family holiday house after it has been sold.
PERFORMANCE INFORMATION: THE HOPE FAULT
ENRIGHT THEATRE, ECU Mount Lawley campus, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley
Tickets $32 / $26 Concession and Friends
Fri 11, Sat 12, Mon 14, Tue 15, Wed 16*, Thu 17 October, 7.30pm / Matinee Sat 12 October, 2pm
*Post-show discussion on Wed 16 October
Based on the novel by: Tracy Farr
Adapted for the stage and directed by: Andrew Hale
Performed by: WAAPA 2nd Year Acting students