European Premiere


by Sharr White
7 Sept – 17 Oct 2015
7 Sept – 17 Oct 2015
Performances daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays

Ticket sales from 17 Aug 2015

approx. 1h 30min
approx. at 9pm


Sharr White’s enthralling new play is a funny and gripping piece about the fragility of memory, forgiveness, love and loss.

Twenty years ago, Emma walked out on her husband, cowboy-poet Ulysses, after a terrible incident in the middle of the night, never to return again. She took with her, their then five year old son, who now, an adult, wishes to see his father. Emma is determined to track down her ex-alcoholic husband to save her son a shocking encounter, and finds him living in somewhat unexpected circumstances in a Colorado mountain trailer park.

However, despite his shambolic living arrangements, Ulysses hasn’t lost his sharp wit and humour – he still works on his epic poem „Annapurna” and still hasn’t figured out why his family vanished on that fateful night, that he has no memory of. When Emma eventually leads Ulysses through a demon-laden memory ride, she finds herself fighting an emotional battle she’d long since put behind her.

“White’s dialogue is sharp, funny and consistently very honest… a powerful new play, simultaneously shocking, comical, and heart-rending.” –

“Funny, sardonic and poignant… the poetic beauty of the last scene attests to the predicament we call the human condition.” –Curtain Up

Cast & Creative Team

Howard Nightingall
Kate Gleason

Adrienne Ferguson
Hans Kudlich
Erika Navas
Doug Andrews
The play will be performed without intermission.

No photographs or recording allowed in the theatre without prior permission from the management.

ANNAPURNA received its World Premiere on November 9, 2011 at Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Loretta Greco, Producing Artistic Director.

The play was commissioned by South Coast Repertory, David Emmes, Producing Artistic Director,
Martin Benson, Artistic Director, Paula Tomei, Managing Director,
and was a part of SCR’s Pacific Playwrights Festival 2011.