The Hoist

by Sarah Hope

Winner of the NT Literary Award — Best Script 2013

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Description

When we are small we skip, jump, hide and feel every rain drop. Then we grow hair where it never used to be, the cubby falls to pieces and we stop hanging off clotheslines. The Hoist follows the lives of Tim and Max who are hurtling towards the end of school and the challenges of the real world.

At the heart of Tim and Max’s friendship is an elaborate scheme they first dreamt up when they were seven years old, hanging off a clothesline. But as the boys and their friends will learn, sometimes the most unexpected of explosions change the course of the most detailed plans.

The Hoist explores what happens after play and before responsibility; the moments that force us to realise that childhood is ending and we have to grow up.

The Hoist was first presented by Brown’s Mart Presents, Corrugated Iron and SALT Theatre premiering at Brown’s Mart Theatre on June 10, 2014.

ISBN: 978 1 925338 07 2

Reviews

"Exploring friendship, dreams and change, The Hoist deals with the lives of teenagers in Darwin. It’s a coming of age story that avoids sentimentality while celebrating elements of youth culture. The writing is strong, the dialogue fluid and engaging, the characters rounded and the structure engaging—moving between linear storytelling to fast-forwards and flashbacks. It is a great first play."

Real Time Arts

"Winner of the NT Literary Award "

Best Script , 2013

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