New Moon offers a dark twist on popular fairytale
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.
Daisy Cole, Campbell Greenock and Claire Thomas.