by David Mamet
5pound Theatre 2011
Hannah Norris | Ruth
Jason Cavanagh | Nick
Susannah Frith | Director
Deep in the woods and surrounded by its wild isolation, a young couple have nothing else but each other. Dealing with their high expectations, disenchantment and self-compromise, they are both brought together and torn apart.
The Woods presents a complete picture encapsulating the contemporary experience of love and companionship.
• The Age
“Norris is more successful as the woman who watches the world too close up. It’s a nuanced performance of a challenging script.”
• Milkbar Mag
“excellent…the two performers, Hannah Norris and Jason Cavanagh, completely immersed in their roles.”
“The Woods makes for gripping viewing”
• Australian Stage
“Hannah Norris (Ruth) and Jason Cavanagh(Nick) were all that was needed to bring to life an intensely rich script."
• Time Out
“the two are trying to escape the social constraints and heterosexual patternings that make life in the city unbearably lonely.”
Five alive in Mamet's Woods
The Woods poster