Family Matters

Family Matters

By Dave Christner

Season September-October 1999
Venue Belconnen Theatre


Dan Casey and Abby Adams are a successful professions couple looking forward to what should be the best years of their lives: the nest is empty; their future is secure; their marriage is characterised by stability and love. All this bliss is shattered by the death of Dan's father, leaving his mother Sarah a widow, as is Abby's mother, Claudia. Through a combination of guilt and misplaced compassion, Abby and Dan each invites the other's mother to come to live with them. The best of times suddenly becomes the worst of times in this gentle comedy of displaced affection and family secrets.


Director Margaret Forster
Production Manager Kathy Thomas
Stage Manager Myles Leon
Set Design John Klingberg
Lighting and Sound Design David Cannell, Rafe Morris
Assistant Stage Manager Bob Morris
Set Construction John Klingberg, Bob Morris, Peter Wyche, Chris Byrne
Lighting Co-ordinator Myles Leon
Props Vivienne Jeffery, Heather Brimson
Publicity Pam Mcmanus, Kathy Thomas, Dion Klein
Sound Rafe Morris
Crew Eve Everard, Andrew Topperwein, Sam Whitsed


Dan Casey Paul Mullins
Sarah Casey Fay Butcher
Abby Adams Janine O'Dwyer
Claudia Adams Margery Ehnhuus
Peter Mason/Officer John McKinlay
Russ Neary Graham Bauerle
Stan Walker John Alsford