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Old Man by Matthew Whittet


THEMES: Family, fatherhood

CHARACTER AGES: 8 - 12, 30s & 60s

LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
Cast Size
CAST SIZE: 5 - 6 Cast Members
Target Audience
   PLAYWRIGHT: Matthew Whittet
$ 39.95
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SYNOPSIS: Daniel wakes up. Something is missing. His phone is not working, and the kids toys are not in their usual spot under the television. In fact, his wife and children seem to have disappeared.

"Old Man is inspired by, and is about, fatherhood. More than that, though, it is about absence and presence. How do we become the people - specifically the parents - we are?" - The Sydney Morning Herald, 2012.

PRODUCTION HISTORY: Old Man premiered at the Downstairs Theatre at Belvoir Street Theatre on June 7, 2012. 

ISBN: 978 1 921390 69 2

Published as part of Downstairs at Belvoir alongside Medea by Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks after Euripides and Food by Steve Rodgers 


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