THE CAT'S PAW
Spotlight Theatre Company
Holden Street Theatres
Written By: Christine Croyden
Directed By: Kristin Telfer
The night cats are out on the streets of St Kilda and another bruised and bleeding girl is pushed from a car. She picks herself up and staggers precariously into the dark on her four-inch heels. A mysterious woman offers her help under the gaze of an unlikely angel. A bewildered man crosses her path and struggles to connect with her. Confused and desperate, she’s forgotten everything she wants to remember and can only remember what she wants to forget.
"The Cat's Paw" is a story of the universal human need for connection and validation. It also explores the impact raunch culture is having on young women who are coming of age in a sexualised media saturated society. Christine Croyden began writing the play after she spent time working as a volunteer at the Sacred Heart Mission in St Kilda and for Project Respect, where she ran a creative writing classes for women wanting to exit the sex industry.
"The Cat's Paw" premiered in 2009 at the Carlton Courthouse produced by Hoy Polloy with assistance from La Mama. Spotlight Theatre are proud to present this play to an Adelaide audience for the first time.
Approx. Running Time: 85 minutes
Suitable for ages: Mature audiences
21 June (opening night) - 23 June
27 June - 30 June
All performances at 8 p.m.
The Studio at Holden Street Theatres (34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh)
Call Tony Moore on 0400 579 530
Tickets also available through Venue*TIX on 8225 8888 - fees may apply.
Cost of Tickets:
Concession, students and Fringe Benefits members: $15 Groups (five or more adults): $16