Like a Fishbone
Like A Fishbone by Anthony Weigh was first co-produced in Australia by Griffin Theatre Company & Sydney Theatre Company in 2010.
A remote valley. An unspeakable crime. A prominent architect is commissioned to design a memorial to the victims.
Like A Fishbone is both a psychological thriller and a haunting puzzle about faith, compassion and the danger of telling the truth.
A single act of fury leaves a small rural community in shock.
Several months later, in an office many miles away, an architect prepares to present her plans for the memorial she has created in their honour. The unannounced arrival of a visitor interrups proceedings: a grieving mother who wants to share a story of hope and faith so that her community can begin to live again.
From acclaimed writer Anthony Weigh comes this story of two extraordinary women, waging a personal battle between religious faith and humanism, grief and commemoration – a battle that will change both of their lives irrevocably.
Like a Fishbone is an enthralling and deeply moving play that explores some of the most devastating aspects of life in the 21st century: how to make sense of senseless violence, how to remember those we have lost, and how to move on.
"Like a Fishbone is a wrestle which is personal, and unresolvable and the sport can be best be found not in the end of the play - but in the discussions in the foyer after the show"
Augusta Supple, Australian Stage Online
"Fishbone tilts at huge themes – nothing less than the chasm between the secular and religious worldviews and the aspirations of architecture in a post-religious age. Weigh also puts a ticking clock, or rather a taxi meter, under it, to further amplify the tension."
Jason Blake, The Sydney Morning Herald