Play shines light on mys­tery of the lost

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SHOWS -

than 35,000 peo­ple go miss­ing in Aus­tralia ev­ery year, with many fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties never find­ing out what hap­pened to their beloved. A new play, The Dis­ap­pear­ances Project (pic­tured), ex­plores the long-term ef­fects on the fam­i­lies of miss­ing per­sons, whether they main­tain hope or be­gin to grieve, or if they can pick up the pieces and move on with their lives with lit­tle clo­sure. When some­one goes miss­ing, the me­dia at­ten­tion can quickly cap­ture the imag­i­na­tion of the pub­lic. Spec­u­la­tion swirls, the­o­ries thrive, un­til the mys­tery is unmasked and the fear of the un­known is qui­etly for­got­ten. Ini­tially us­ing re­search from univer­sity lec­turer Dr Julie Clark, the per­for­mance nav­i­gates the ter­ri­tory to cre­ate a truth­ful the­atri­cal ex­pe­ri­ence that is raw but never dev­as­tat­ing. plays The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast to­mor­row and Satur­day at 7.30pm. Tick­ets are $18-$25.

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