Set in 1890s Melbourne, “The Measure of a Moment” tells a story from the 1990s with rich characters and original music. The story follows the friendship of two teenagers in a time of Depression and rebirth. Connor, a young banker who wants to be a bohemian, befriends Nic, a grocer and banjo player. As their friendship develops and they come to terms with a changing world, Nic and Connor are challenged by the Bagman, a pusher of gambling and opium. With an ensemble of 8 actors, the play explores notions of masculinity, the creative process, social obligation, the lure of self-destruction, suicide and grief. The staged reading will include music.
Writer: Charles Mercovich
Director: Robert Johnson
Composer: Caleb Osborne
Actors: Jessica Gadsen, Carissa McAllen, Abigail Louise Pettigrew, Jordan Chodziesner, Jesse Bouma, Holly Monks, Caleb Osborne, Steve Rodan