Red dirt. Isolation. A tight-knit family journeying with you as you hurtle around the sun at 107991 km/h. Mars? Or just Wagga Wagga?
When Katie gets back home to Wagga after 6 years working in New York, she’s shocked by how much and how little has changed— until something changes that can never be changed back.
With songs about the Opportunity Mars Rover, giant butterflies, dogs, dead owls and deep space, Andrew Strano & Loclan Mackenzie-Spencer take their trademark quirky, honest, and heartfelt look at grief, isolation, and how we can survive it together.
“… Their songs weave threads of familiar feelings through unexpected topics, twanging at old hurts and remembered heartbreaks.”
– Broadway Baby
Content warning: Suicide
Music by: Loclan Mackenzie-Spencer
Book & Lyrics by: Andrew Strano
Director / Dramaturgy: Casey Gould
Musical Director / Dramaturgy: Lucy O’Brien
Producers: Alexandria Garlan and Nick Rouse
Performed by: Daniel Cosgrove, Penny Larkins, Shannen Alyce Quan, Sherry-Lee Watson, John Wood
Stage Manager: Ben Cronin
Lighting Design: Tim Bonser
Set & Costume Design: Madeline Nibali
Assistant Director: Sarah Frencham
Image by Sarah Walker
Originally Commissioned by the Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre with the support of a City of Melbourne 2020 Arts Grant