SHORE BREAK by Chris Pitman
HAD A LIMITED SHOWCASE SEASON
4 - 13 May 2023
166a Goodwood Rd, Goodwood
Suitable for ages 15+
75 minute duration
Frequent coarse language
Is it possible for someone who has banished themselves to an island, in order to escape the torture of living in the world, to find a way back to society?
Shore Break is a story about a man brought up in an emotionally illiterate, culturally bereft household in a far-flung suburb of a city. His life bumps through childhood, adolescence into adulthood; consumed by awkwardness, confusion, anger and an inability to connect meaningfully to relationships and community. Something is broken but cannot seem to put the pieces together.
He turns toward the ocean for connection. A place that can hold his unnamed feelings and keep his secrets.
We meet him alone in his camp in an isolated dune, sandwiched between the desert and the ocean. He’s been there for years, waiting for the perfect wave to break; because only then, for a few precious moments, can he feel alive.
Old memories overtake him and he must unravel his emotional entanglement, try to see what he has done, who he is, and how he can keep living.
Is there a chance he can find a road back to civilisation, and if by chance he is able to get there, will there be enough left of him to engage?
And is there enough forgiveness left in the world?