This represents the issue of grief in their lives which brings out the experiences that many families have to go through in their lives every day.
On Thursday 7 May I had the privilege of going to see the Year 12 Theatre Studies class production of Matt Cameron’s play, Ruby Moon.
Are the neighbours portrayed real or merely figments of the parents’ imagination? Are the parents suffering delusions that they even have a child?
The truth of a child being abducted would be harder for me to face than other scenarios that played through my mind.
A similar message is conveyed in the Golden Boy composed by Abigail Tarttelin.
This detrimental social concern can have many ramifications on both the families and friends involved, which could lead to them facing the challenge of grief and sorrow as well as paranoia shown concurrently in the play ‘Ruby Moon’ and Golden Boy.
The play centres around the apparent abduction of little Ruby who sets off to her grandmother’s, never to be seen again.
In the beginning you feel that the story is evolving around the parents seeking answers and there may be hope to find the lost Ruby but, as it goes on, you start to question everything that you hear and see.
Analysis of Ruby Moon Ruby Moon is set in Flamming tree grove, about a couple Ray and Sylvie who’s child Ruby goes missing.
The worried parents continue to spend all their days and nights trying to piece together any information they can find about their missing daughter Ruby.