Thursday 22- 24 March @ Subiaco Arts Centre ·
Presented by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, written and performed by Cliff Cardinal and directed by Karin Randoja ·
Nominated for Quebec’s 2016 Critic’s Awards, HUFF is the wrenching, yet darkly comic tale of Wind and his brothers, caught in torrent of solvent abuse and struggling to cope with the death of their mother. Wind’s fantastic dream world bleeds into his haunting reality, as he’s preyed on by the Trickster through the hallways at school, the abandoned motel he loves more than home, and his fragile psyche. With his signature biting humour and raw, vivid imagery, Cardinal expertly portrays over dozen characters in his captivating solo performance.
Winner of the 2015 RBC Tarragon emerging Playwright Prize; Winner of 2012 Buddies in Bad Times Vanguard Award for Risk & Innovation.
“Cardinal writes graphically yet with economy and haunting realism. the characters he creates he inhabits skillfully, moving from one to another with fluid clarity and lithe delineation.” Stage whispers
Pictured top: A scene from Huff, taken at the 2017 Sydney Festival (photo by Jamie Williams/Sydney Festival).