23:00, Wed 1st – Sat 4th May 2013 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 1
Murray’s dream is to win the Golden Fleece, an award given to the farmer of the best sheep's fleece in the land. His father won the award for many years, and the pressure is mounting on Murray to do the same. There’s only one problem: Murray’s not very good at farming.
To make matters worse, since the death of his wife in an unusual farming accident, Murray’s obsession with winning the award has escalated, leading to a disintegration of both his social propriety and personal hygiene. However, when Murray’s enthusiastic nephew from Auckland comes to stay, Murray is given a new lease of life and suddenly winning the Golden Fleece seems not such an impossible task after all.
Shortlisted for the 2013 Footlights' Harry Porter Prize, 'The Golden Fleece' provides a quirky glimpse into life in the heartland of rural New Zealand, and explores ideas of family, farming and golden fleeces.