Ithaca Road

Nominated for a 2011 AWGIE Award
Loved it! A wonderfully thought-provoking, funny, emotional and sensitive play. ‘Ithaca Road’ made me squirm, laugh, cry and little and rejoice.
– Elizabeth, parent, Arcadia Valley State School

A poignant, comic play about young people in transition. When everything you know changes, will you stay the same?

Tilly and Ben are twins about to leave their remote property to go to boarding school in town. Tilly is eagerly anticipating a new life with new friends and possibilities, while Ben isn’t so sure … Together, they create an extraordinary imaginative world, where worst nightmares and greatest dreams are vividly enacted, and the ghosts of the past return to help shed light on the future.

A play about young people in transition – from primary to high school, from small community to big town, from home to boarding school – Ithaca Road unpacks fears of change and explores strategies for resilience.

Ithaca Road is part of a series of plays – the Spirit of Place trilogy. The plays – Snagged, Ithaca Road, and Fly-In Fly-Out – were produced through a partnership between debase and the Priority Country Area's Program (PCAP). They explore themes of place and belonging and were developed in consultation with communities in Central Queensland.

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Script, DVD and online video

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Ithaca Road script and DVD

Ithaca Road script published by Playlab Theatre. $23.95 each


Ithaca Road – class set of scripts (min. 10 script order).
$21.95 per script


Ithaca Road – online video
$55 to rent (30 days)
$180 to purchase
Watch Ithaca Road via Vimeo On Demand

Ithaca Road DVD
$75.00
Both online video and DVD contain the premiere season performance as well as interviews and behind-the-scenes.

Check out other debase scripts, DVDs and online video on our Publications page.

Production images

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