"An extraordinarily rich and beautiful piece, at every level." – Chris Boyd – The Australian

"This is a daring and difficult work that wouldn’t get a look-in for a mainstage season, but it’s already sent a buzz throughout the Melbourne theatre scene." – Ben Neutze – Daily Review

"Angus Cerini scares me. In a good way." – Anne-Marie Peard – Aussie Theatre.com

Sydney Premiere


Starring James O'Connell and Directed by Nathan Lovejoy

A man struggles to understand his reality.

He sits alone in a room assailed by the world around him.

He does not know how to act, nor what impact his actions could possibly have. When he is faced with a situation that forces him to respond, what will it reveal? Probably nothing.

RESPLENDENCE, from award winning playwright Angus Cerini (The Bleeding Tree) is an expressionistic response to the world in which we live, and the very nature of existence - powerful, nonsensical and beyond our control.

Resplendence premiered at the MTC Neon Festival in 2014 and was awarded the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award in 2015.

Running time – approx 50 minutes