Rio Saki & Other Falling Debris by Shaun Charles (Winner of the 2006 Mitch
The world is going to end in a matter of days. A comet is hurtling through space and planet earth is in free fall. Lives shall be cut short, betrayals shall be enacted, the mad scramble for the best drugs around turns into a desperate war, and people shall try and fall in love for the shortest possible time there is left.
Every living thing shall be gone and six lives are thrown together.
Tom holds to the brittle straw of the television he carries in a simple hope. Hannie believes her parent’s estate is rightfully hers and embarks on a ruthless mission of acquisition and love. Cathy leaves her husband to find love with Hannie. Craig fights for survival and sanity for his wife, Charlotte. Louis seeks for wisdom and a reason in a drug-induced psychosis.
Hilariously tragic, Rio Saki And Other Falling Debris is theatre in the tradition of the grand guignol.
Selected as the best play read at Parnassus' Den in 2006, this production of Rio Saki & Other Falling Debris is the Victorian premiere of the work and marks Parnassus' Den's first production outside its home state of NSW.