COMA LAND by Will O'Mahony
A Performing Lines WA/Black Swan State Theatre Company co-production
The child one expects is never the child one receives.
Boon is smart. Really smart. She’s skipped four years of school, possesses a photographic memory and was playing Mozart and Beethoven aged two. So why is it so hard for her to wake up?
Coma Land tells the story of a ﬁfteen year old genius who ﬁnds herself trapped in a world between life and death. There, she meets Penguin, a young girl determined to ﬂy, and they quickly become friends. But when her protective father stands between them and their escape, Boon soon learns that the one thing you can never outsmart is the truth.
From the daring and imaginative mind of Will O’Mahony (Tonsils + Tweezers, The Mars Project, Great White), comes a magical story celebrating children, difference, and the depths of parental love. An epic tale about pianos, prodigies, penguins and pandas, Coma Land asks, if it takes ten thousand hours to master something difﬁcult, then why can it take a lifetime to accept something simple.
Writer/Director Will O’Mahony
Dramaturg James Berlyn
Costume Design Rozina Suliman
Set Design Patrick James Howe
Lighting Design Chris Donnelly
Performers Humphrey Bower, Kirsty Marillier, Amy Mathews, Morgan Owen & Ben Sutton
A co-production with Black Swan State Theatre Company