"It looks at the conflict of generational ideas and makes us examine how we navigate through family crises while still retaining a level of intimacy and love. Through Hilary, we see how difficult it is to let go of the roles that have become so much a part of her identity while she tries to find a new role in a society that worships youthfulness."
"They're voices that are so frequently overlooked in contemporary drama. The main challenge is establishing a believable central mother-daughter relationship that's not just based on them shouting at each other it needs to have some depth and vulnerability to it."
"She holds on dearly to feminist values but struggles to find common ground in a world that has changed since her golden years. Given I'm in every scene, the challenge will be to reflect the changing environment and my demeanour in a matter of minutes.
"One moment I'm laughing and the next I'm a wrung-out mess. I'm thrilled I can use all my training as an actor to bring this role to life."
"I am sure we have all thought, at some point, that our own families' lives would make for a great soap opera," Cassandra said. "Jumpy explores the dynamics of a family that we can all relate to in some way. There are shocking discoveries, dramatic relationship clashes and dalliances with adultery and you'll laugh, cry and empathise.
"You will follow the characters' journey of self-discovery, compromise and learning to accept you cannot control everything in life. Beautifully and cleverly written by April de Angelis, this play is my proudest work to date."
Jumpy plays 8pm November 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, December 1 and 2 with a 2pm matinee November 26. Tickets are $20, $15 concession book on 9330 4565 or at www.meltheco.org.au. Please note: the play has adult themes and some coarse language. Melville Theatre is on the corner of Stock Road and Canning Highway, Palmyra.