Tracy Crisp: Pearls

Tracy Crisp: Pearls - The word 'Pearls' is in white cursive font on a blue background. Pearl like strands flow over the image.

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Open Air Theatre at Black Box Theatres @ Adelaide Botanic Garden:

2 Venues

Open Air Theatre at Black Box Theatres @ Adelaide Botanic Garden

Adelaide Botanic Garden, Car Park 39, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Enter via Hackney Rd / Plane Tree Dr (first left turn into car park 39 - next to International Rose Garden)

Content warnings

PG

Age Suitability:

PG

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Tracy Crisp: Pearls - The word 'Pearls' is in white cursive font on a blue background. Pearl like strands flow over the image.

About this event

In the search for a string of pearls, a daughter travels to her abandoned childhood home and a mother travels from Port Pirie to Paris without ever leaving Australia. Family relics abound: ashtrays, a Princess Diana jigsaw, a commode used as a table. Memories are ignited then questioned. And still the pearls cannot be found. Family fractures deepen until finally a heartbreaking, but healing truth is revealed. Combining theatre and storytelling, a true story told with humour and poignancy that will make you laugh, then cry, then laugh again.

The first in her series of sold-out solo shows, Pearls returns to fringe for 3 nights only. Told at twilight and under the stars, the Botanic Gardens provides the perfect setting.

Presented by:
Tracy Crisp

Tracy Crisp is a writer and performer of novels, memoir and monologues. Since returning to Adelaide from Abu Dhabi she has been a regular at Adelaide fringe, known for work that brings a potent mix of heart and humour. With I Made an Adult, the trilogy that started with Pearls in 2018 becomes a four-part series.

In 2019 and 2020 The Forgettory and An Evening with the Vegetarian Librarian had five-star reviews and sold out within days of opening.

Each piece stands alone, but echoes the others as she explores a different stage of life through her unique blend of theatre and storytelling.
"...clever, beautifully written with sentences lyrical in structure, and simple in its delivery–the booming laughter from Bakehouse Theatre’s Studio a testament to Crisp’s unique craft." The Advertiser

Reviews

  • “This is live storytelling at its best – riveting in detail and viscerally devastating when touching on its broader themes” - Rachael Mead, InDaily
  • “Crisp tells the story of the search for her mother’s pearls with both humour and delicacy.” - Matilda Marsellaise

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