Synopsis

The Drowning Bride

The Drowning Bride $19.99

Michael Futcher & Helen Howard

Published by Currency Press

In the wake of her grandmother's death, young Brisbane artist, Ellen Burton, discovers tantalising threads of a hidden story from her family's past

Consumed with grief and guilt, Ellen's only solace is to uncover the truth - she must travel to the US to meet with the man her family abhors, her grandfather Valdis

This man abandoned Ellen's grandmother in war-torn Latvia, collaborated with the SS to round up Jews and escaped the penalties of Nuremburg

She expects to hate him, but in Grandad Valdis there is a seductive amalgam of charisma and cruelty which blurs the border of hate and love for Ellen

Grandma is dead. Which of them is to blame?

Ellen and Valdis take their first tentative steps in a dance to the death

From the writers of the award-winning production A Beautiful Life, Helen Howard and Michael Futcher's play is inspired by the true experiences of their friend, Elise Parups

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