Photo: David Hooley.
Eyes for a premiere in 2020 .
Mark Prendergast SJ is a 27-ish good looking, well educated, well built Jesuit scholastic (trainee priest). He is about to move from Riverview, where he has been teaching for two years, to the next stage of his training: three years of theology followed by ordination to the priesthood. Mark teaches English, directs plays and is an avid sports coach. He goes to the professional theatre a lot. He is clearly at home in the upper class world of Sydney’s North Shore.
Sonia Zitek is an attractive, 23-ish English MA student at Sydney
University. She is up-front and worldly wise. She met Mark at a theatre and struck up an acquaintance/friendship from there. She comes from a western suburbs Czech immigrant family. Despite her intellectual freedom and defiant egalitarianism, Sonia is self-conscious about coming from the wrong side of the tracks. Assured, aggressive and articulate, she is nonetheless brittle.