A man kneels by his dive gear. It’s late afternoon on the Limestone Coast. He has a story to tell. It starts in the water.
A powerful, visceral and form-busting new work by award-winning South Australian born playwright Caleb Lewis, Cathedral is a thriller, a family drama and an epic journey of self-discovery.
From Mount Gambier to Thailand to the North Sea, from soaring first love to shattering loss to ultimate hope, this powerful story ponders a diver’s life shaped by the ocean, and its power to both upend and heal.
Beloved Adelaide actor Nathan O’Keefe (Gaslight, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors) returns to State Theatre Company South Australia to become the man at the centre of this riveting and suspenseful one-person show directed by rising South Australian star Shannon Rush (Limit). Like Complicite’s The Encounter, Cathedral uses technology and soundscape to provide the theatrical pool in which this compelling story will swim.
An ultimately life-affirming piece of storytelling, Cathedral asks the question: do we turn away from our pain, or dive right in?
Nathan is that rare beast who can transform in front of your eyes into shapes and people you’ve never seen before and I know Caleb’s tender and heartfelt play will provide another platform for Nathan’s genius. We’re so thrilled to be partnering once more with Country Arts SA on this production after our combined success on Euphoria. Audiences are in for a similar treat. Mitchell
Content: Coarse language and adult themes
Age Guide: 15+
Run Time: Approx 80 minutes (no interval)