Event The Trapper
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Venue The Hut, The University of Adelaide, SA
First Date 27 November 1957
Last Date 30 November 1957
Dates Estimated No
Status Amateur
World Premiere No
Description We meet old Sam Craddock, a widower, trying to eke out an existence on a farm in the low rainfall area. This has made him cunning, tight-fisted to the point of meanness, but always hoping that perhaps two good seasons in succession will straighten things out. Martha, whose mother died when she was fourteen, is the mainstay of the farm and has had no time for the more gentle and feminine things in life. When love or pity is shown her it is an alien emotion and she has no idea how to handle it and so reacts violently. Johnny, the dingo-trapper, becomes the trapped and cannot escape.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Subjects Australians
Name Function Notes
Anne Edmonds Actor
Frank Gargro Actor
Barry Hughes Actor
Kevin Manser Actor
Phillip Keenihan Assistant Director
Joan Kirwan Assistant Director
Hedley Cullen Director
Henry Broadbent Lighting Operator
Thornton Morrow Playwright
Graham Angus Set and/or Property Maker
Robert Beeby Set and/or Property Maker
Colin Haddy Set and/or Property Maker
Ian Haddy Set and/or Property Maker
John Smith Set and/or Property Maker
Text Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Australian Drama Project (UQ) Key TRAPPERTM
Event Identifier 80381