October 14, 2017 6:30PM
Morgan Stern, the latest work from AWGIE
award-winning playwright Gina Schien
explores one man’s experience of psychosis.
The question is, “Which man?”
Shifting between families, centuries and hemispheres, we are introduced to a mysterious character known only as The Gent, who has seemingly dropped into the world of a young man living in Sydney in the 1970’s. Fragmented stories of two families struggling with the mental illness of a young adult are contrasted against the backdrop of the infamous Bethlem Asylum and contemporary psychiatric care.
Places, people and stories crystallise and dissolve throughout the performance, and the image of a one-eyed ornamental goldfish will come back to haunt you.
Morgan Stern is a powerfully moving monologue that will leave you with as many questions as answers.
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