The Weekend is an emotional ride of laughter and hope, love, loss, and a young family’s search for a new beginning.
"Henrietta Baird's The Weekend is a rollercoaster of a play"
Lara has only the weekend to track down her partner as she traverses the world of public housing, drug dealing, and addiction. The Weekend is an emotional ride of laughter and hope, love, loss, and a young family’s search for a new beginning.
Presented by Moogahlin Performing Arts, The Weekend is by first-time Sydney playwright Henrietta Baird. One woman embodying ten characters across 90 minutes hurtling the audience through the streets and public housing towers of Redfern-Waterloo.
The Weekend made its World Premiere at Sydney Festival 2019. Kia Mau Festival 2019 marks the New Zealand Premiere of this acclaimed solo show.
Moogahlin (Muu-gaarl-in) is a Yuin/Bundjalung word meaning to play, to fool about.
Moogahlin Performing Arts Incorporated was formed in Redfern N.S.W. in November 2007, in honour of the late Kevin Smith’s request, and in memory of the founding members of the Black Theatre.
Moogahlin supports both emerging and established Aboriginal performing artists, nurturing work created, produced and performed by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people.
The Random Stage is fully wheelchair accessible; please contact the BATS Box Office by 4.30pm on the show day if you have accessibility requirements so that the appropriate arrangements can be made. Read more about accessibility at BATS.