By: Harold Pinter
Deborah fell asleep. She was 16. Now she’s awake. And its 29 years later.
Harold Pinter’s modern masterpiece, A Kind of Alaska is inspired by the true stories contained in the book Awakenings by Dr Oliver Sacks.
A feature film based on the book was also made in 1990 starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.
Williams traps in amber the mannerisms and coquettishness of an upper-class teenage girl lost to time. It’s a finely chiselled performance, brittle with mischievous intelligence and pathos…” – The Age
Michele Williams plays the role of Deborah with discipline, subtly and emotional range…creating an increasingly alive countenance …with microscopically rendered physical acting.” – Arts Hub
Trent Baker [the director,] creates a first class staging …This is masterful theatre…”
– Australian Stage Online
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Played: June – July, 2010
Previews: June 9 & 10
Opening Night: June 11.
Season: June 12 – July 4.
Venue: The Theatre Husk
Winterfall Theatre presents A Kind of Alaska
Directed by: Trent Baker
Cast: Michele Williams, Phil Roberts, Felicity Soper
Set & Costume Design: Christina Logan Bell
Lighting Design: Lucy Birkinshaw