Play shines light on mystery of the lost
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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