Music-theatre work by Moya Henderson. Piece commissioned by Ensemble Offspring, Sydney, Australia. The work was premiered on Nov. 30th 2010 at Carriageworks, Sydney. It was part of the Sounds Absurd concert in honour of Mauricio Kagel. Henderson studied Musiktheater with Kagel in Cologne in the 1970s. The piece is about a young nun on the night before she 'takes' the habit. Her mother is already at the convent and is wandering about in a state of despair and fury at what is about to happen to her daughter. The clerics enjoy it all immensely. This inferior creature--a woman--is getting in much deeper than she could ever know. We see Daught having her hair hacked off; then out she comes in her new, all-enveloping outfit. The sight of the bonnet sends Mother into meltdown. She wreaks her vengence on the bonnet and begins her own annihilation. Daught calls upon Reverend Mother to come and help her crazed parent, but, no show. Meanwhile the clerics have a high old time getting Daught to debase herself in good old convent fashion: plenty of floor and foot kissing. And of course, she must take the discipline. Ned Kelly's mask makes a colourful and imaginative pain deflector. You will notice that either the mask or Daught's self-flagellation is a turn-on for the consecrated blokes.