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 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).
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.”
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
CAST & CREATIVES
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