By Mary Anne Butler

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Presented by Darwin Festival, Australian Theatre for Young People and Brown’s Mart in association with Artback NT

How do you move into the future, when your past keeps dragging you backwards?

Multi-award-winning playwright Mary Anne Butler’s CUSP juxtaposes the Northern Territory’s vast Top End landscape with the turbulent lives of three young people standing on the threshold of adulthood.

Elvis wants Rosie. Rosie wants to escape. Maddie doesn’t know what the hell she wants, but it sure isn’t this. While Rosie balances the needs of community with her own life dreams, Elvis juggles a life of crime with a tougher path into the straight and narrow and Maddie faces life as a single parent. CUSP is a powerful Australian play that offers an insight into the lives of three teenagers swimming against the tide of irrevocable change, balancing choice versus fate in a world where, as Elvis observes, “Some people just get better choices than others”.

Young Friends discount applies for ages 15+.

Download the digital program for CUSP here.

  • Main Photo Tracey Schramm

  • Additional Photo Clare Hawley

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