Until the day when little Ruby sets off to visit her grandmother at the end of the cul-de-sac and is never seen again.
The neighbourhood fractures into grief and suspicion in the search for answers to a terrible deprivation. Education Resource Notes for this play are available from the Malthouse Theatre.
These are the issues that shape the identity of a person and hence result to impact the relationships with others.
The loss of a child may be a great loss to any of the families as it brings grief to the affected.
The notes include interviews with key artists, playwrights and directors plus activities and questions for discussion and analysis. The Sydney Theatre Company also have a range of resources available to download.
They were released in conjunction with the 2011 production of Ruby Moon produced by the STC Education department ( Act, 4 male, 4 female - can be played by 2 actors).Title: Ruby Moon Author: Cameron, Matt Price: .99In Flaming Tree Grove, life appears to be picture perfect.Security and privacy are coveted and seclusion is its own reward.The play centres around the apparent abduction of little Ruby who sets off to her grandmother’s, never to be seen again.In the beginning you feel that the story is evolving around the parents seeking answers and there may be hope to find the lost Ruby but, as it goes on, you start to question everything that you hear and see.The issue leads to the fear of the unknown as they do not know what will happen with their other children in the future.By having the same fear in the family of Max in the book Golden boy, the family is worried due to the life-changing questions they receive.The two plays represent a modern day life of individuals and the experiences they have to go through every day.The author of the novel Ruby Moon explores the experience of individuals, loss as well as grief.This was the first production to be held in the new Bracebridge Wilson Studio inside the SPACE so it was an adventure for all.I was really impressed with the simplicity of the set designed by Brooke Mc Kay and Posy Roper. I have to admit that while impressed with the professionalism with which the students told this story, I did leave the theatre very emotionally challenged.