Good Grief by Merlynn Tong is published alongside The Fledglings by Maxine Mellor in a collection.
Ancient myths and legends from around the globe are reimagined into modern day moments in this series of intriguing vignettes. Good Grief pays tribute to Greek, Chinese, Aztec, Japanese, Norse and other potent tales. With more than 30 characters, and an invitation to use ensemble and choral work, Good Grief peers into the windows of disparate lives in flux and transformation. We are left wondering if we, as human beings, are ultimately connected; if we all share the same fundamental need to love, and experience the same landscapes of lost and longing, hope and hunger for life.
Good Grief was first produced by Queensland Theatre as part of The Scene Project.
- 60 minutes
- Large cast without doubling
- 12 to 16, 16 to 18, 18+
- teen, young adult, adult