Shall We Gather at the River

by Renee
Opening Night 08 October 2010
Director: Louise Petherbridge

The Globe Theatre is immensely proud that Renee, one of New Zealand's iconic playwrights, has chosen this theatre to stage the world premiere of her new play, Shall We Gather at the River.

Renee, who spent several years at the Globe as artistic director in the 1980s, has also chosen to have her new play directed by another of Dunedin's and New Zealand's theatrical icons, Louise Petherbridge.

Shall We Gather at the River is a story about the bonds that hold families together, even when the core family consists of two step-sisters, Rusa and Grace, who have been estranged for 20 years. They had shared a father and mother and a childhood filled with music but had gone their seperate ways after a crisis that led one overseas and into a hostage situation and the other to more localised but equally isloating travel. They come together on this day, their shared birthday, and finally discover that love in all its forms really is the strongest bond of all.


Helen Watson-White - Theatreview


Rusa Terry MacTavish 
Grace Glenys Whittington 
Den Bill Needs 
Mac Andrew Cook 


Stage Manager Sarah McCallion 
Publicity Roslyn Nijenhuis 
Set Andrew Cook 
  Bill Needs 
Lighting Phillip Todd 
Photography Roslyn Nijenhuis 
Terry MacTavish.
Glenys Whittington.
Andrew Cook, Bill Needs.
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