New Moon of­fers a dark twist on popular fairy­tale

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Theatre -

YEARS 11 and 12 drama stu­dents cur­rently have the chance to see an Aus­tralian play on their cur­ricu­lum brought to life as ARE­NAarts presents RubyMoon.

Writ­ten by Matt Cameron and di­rected by Louise Collins, RubyMoon may sound like it has the mak­ings of a fairy­tale but soon emerges as a twisted who­dun­nit, set in sin­is­ter, con­tem­po­rary sub­ur­bia.

The story fol­lows a cou­ple strug­gling with the mys­te­ri­ous dis­ap­pear­ance of their young daugh­ter, Ruby, who left to visit her grand­mother and never came back. Collins said the play, which was short­listed for the 2003 Queens­land Pre­mier’s Lit­er­ary Awards, was a frac­tured fairy­tale based on Lit­tleRed Rid­ing­Hood.

“The play isn’t ac­tu­ally about Ruby or what hap­pened to her; it’s about her par­ents deal­ing with the fact their only daugh­ter is gone,” she said.

RubyMoon is at Lat­vian Cen­tre Theatre, 60 Cleaver Ter­race, Bel­mont un­til April 18.

Tick­ets at www.try­book­ing.com/HFMD.

Pic­ture: Re­nato Fabretti

Daisy Cole, Camp­bell Greenock and Claire Thomas.

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