Frank (Craig Edgley) tends the heifers – someone has to. The corporates have moved all the dairy farmers out West, but Emma (Helen Foster) and Frank stay true to their roots.
The opening minutes of Craft Theatre’s one-woman show, The Diver, are slightly unsettling. After an introduction from director Rocky Rodriguez Jr, performer Helen Foster bounces on to the stage. And then off again. Then back on. The lights are still up. You have no idea if this is part of the show or not. There’s a bit of stand-up comedian style banter, and a few awkward silences, between which we’re constantly reassured that the show has, in fact, started. It’s clear that this is not going to be a ‘sit in the dark and make no noise’ theatre experience. We’re all in this together, whether we like it or not.