Mary's Gospel

Mary is a mental health consumer. Her cousin, Lizzie is her daily caregiver. Both women are part of the O'Malleys - a large, Irish Catholic family, who control most of the construction business in the Hutt Valley. At 15, Mary had a baby boyÉ Christie. In the beginning there were no words Only the dark and the cold. Naenae dark, Little Fish, busted - light dark. Breath like marshmallows from Woollies; Powdery, fat. So Mary begins her gospels. The story of her life, for her half-caste son, Christie. Little Fish. As she speaks, Christie responds in the language of dance. This communion is their Gospel truth. This moving, poetic and funny play, presents a view of life from the inside of mental illness.