Maggie Stone

A Powerful Indictment of Racial Prejudice

In Australia, migrant communities have frequently been maligned by
fear mongering and racism. With fear propagating division and isolation, Maggie Stone asks us to take a cold hard look at ourselves.

Thuso Lekwape and Branden Christine

Thuso Lekwape and Branden Christine

THUSO LEKWAPE and BRANDEN CHRISTINE play mother and son Amath Deng and Benedict 'Benny' Deng in Emma Stone. A stage show that the Broadway World Australia has this to say about it:

"Maggie Stone is a powerful indictment of racial prejudice... A superb evening of thought and emotion provoking theatre that will stay

with audiences for a long time after." 

South African-born actor and 2016 Helpmann Award nominee for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his debut theatre role in Prize Fighter at Brisbane Festival graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art at the end of 2014, snaring his first acting role immediately after graduation with the Kriv Stenders directed television drama The Principal.

He then appeared in his first feature 2:22, an AmericanAustralian thriller, as well as Aquarius Films’ feature Berlin Syndrome and the television series Random and Whacky for Ambience Entertainment.

Thuso hosted the children’s television program Imagination Train and has narrated several programs for ABC Radio.

Christine is an American stage and screen actress based in Australia since 2005. Along with acting, Branden is a writer and producer, creating independent productions for Adelaide Fringe – A Nightmare on Love Street and ‘Carnally’.

Her stage credits include A Riff on Keef – The Human Myth (Griffin), Hedda Gabler (Belvoir Street Theatre) The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You (Riverside Parramatta),Penelope (Siren Theatre Co), The Lunch Hour (Darlinghurst Theatre), and Dante’s Inferno (Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company). Branden’s film credits include a features role in ‘Remembering

Agatha’, ‘Dance Academy; The Movie’, ABC’s ‘Soul Mates’, as well as the award-winning Australian Sci Fi web series Airlock (Marseille Webfest 2015).

Maggie Stone is a powerful and confronting show about racial prejudices

Maggie Stone is a powerful and confronting show about racial prejudices

This is a play about the people in our community and the attitudes that makeup our society.
It will make you question your own views...
— Kryztoff Raw, Adelaide
Astutely incisive and often bitterly funny
— The Australian

Meet Maggie, a hard-hearted small loans officer who doesn’t owe the world a thing. That is until she finds her fate unexpectedly intertwined with that of the Deng Family. After refusing the plea for an $800 loan, Maggie learns of the consequences that follow, leaving her indebted to a family left behind.
Maggie learns first-hand the politics of charity, for even favours require gratitude, investment requires returns and an outstanding debt awaits satisfaction. text block. You can use it to add text to your template.

Director Sandra Eldridge sees Maggie’s journey as one of “greater understanding and appreciation of the migrant experience, especially when faced with such discrimination and hostility as the Sudanese community are in this country.”

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Season: 3 - 21 October

Times: Tues - Sat 7.30pm | Sun 5pm | 3pm Sat Matinees on 13 & 20 October

Duration: 90 minutes (incl interval)

Price: $38 - $54

Where: Darlinghurst Theatre Company's Eternity Playhouse


Box Office: (02) 8356 9987 


 Playwright: Caleb Lewis

Director: Sandra Eldridge

Production Designer: Sallyanne Facer

Lighting Designer: Matt Cox

Sound Designer: David Bergamn

Cultural Advisor & Assistant Producer: Moreblessing Maturure

Stage Manager: Ryan Tate

Dialect Coach & Cultural Consultant: Deng Deng

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For several years, volunteering with the excellent non-for-profit organisation, SAIL (Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning) in Blacktown,
I was struck again and again by the optimism, generosity and humour of the women I met.
This play is dedicated to them.
— Caleb Lewis, Playwright