Tracy Crisp presents


In the search for a string of pearls, a daughter travels to her abandoned childhood home and a mother travels from Port Pirie to Paris without ever leaving Australia. Family relics abound: ashtrays, a Princess Diana jigsaw, a commode as a table. Memories are ignited, questioned, and still the pearls cannot be found. Family fractures deepen until finally a heartbreaking, but healing truth is revealed. A story that will make you laugh, then cry, then laugh again.

Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Australian Refugee Association's “Art at ARA” school holiday program for young people.

At the heart of Pearls is my mum’s commitment to helping children and young people make art. Whether it’s to help us make us sense of ourselves and our world; to share our ideas; or simply to make something beautiful … art matters.

Praise for Pearls

"This is a tale of love and forgiveness, of parents and children, of taking chances, of growing up, moving out, moving on, coming home, and looking back, without letting grief triumph over us. The emotional significance of the title will only become fully apparent by the end, when it delivers a remarkable impact." - Anthony Vawser, Adelaide Theatre Guide

Praise for Tracy Crisp

She’s whimsical, witty, perceptive, and erudite and she has a glorious way with words.” - Samela Harris, Barefoot Review

"Tracy Crisp’s stories of memory and family are so vivid and affecting in The Forgettory they stay with you long after the theatre lights fade." - Louise Nunn, The Advertiser




Genre: Theatre

Season: 2020

Dates: 9 - 12 Sept

Times: 7:00pm

General Admission: $20
Concession: $16

Venue: The Box Bar

34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007


HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Studio.