Why aren’t I on the moon? Where is the moon? Why isn’t this the moon?
– Prosperine in What if..?
What if two astronauts are stuck on a desolate planet knowing they’ll never get home? Terribly bleak. But that was the starting point of this surreal two-hander.
After a couple of drafts, it became much more whimsical and fantastical. It was staged in 2014 by Factory Space Theatre Company at Manly as part of More Sex, Death and Chocolate, a collage of new short Australian plays. Robyn Makhoul and Katharine Richardson played the exuberant & slightly unhinged astronauts.