We all know how memory can play tricks on us, how some things stick in the mind, some fade and some get distorted over time.
Memory and the tricks it plays is the main theme of Shelagh Stephenson’s award winning play, The Memory of Water, Brisbane community theatre group Nash Theatre’s newest production.
Three sisters – Teresa, Mary and Catherine – have come together for their mother Vi’s funeral.
In their mother’s old bedroom they rummage through her belongings, trying on hats and dresses and reminiscing.
But each sister has a different memory of the same event and, as they argue about whose memories are true, their bickering becomes, by turns, angry, desperate, poignant and wildly funny.
Two men, a husband and a lover, attempt to keep the proceedings under control but with little success. Then there is the haunting presence of Vi…
The provocative and hilarious The Memory of Water is opening October 8 and runs until October 29 at Nash Theatre, located at The Brunswick Room in the Merthyr Road Uniting Church at 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm. For tickets, visit NashTheatre.com.