Image by Work Art Life Studios and Black Photography
by Catherine-Anne Toupin
translated by Chris Campbell
Directed by Katy Maudlin
17 April – 20 May (Previews 17 – 20 April)
Q&A Session following performance on Thursday 3 May
Featuring Christina O’Neill, Olga Makeeva, Joe Petruzzi, Dushan Philips and Mark Wilson.
Set & Costume Design Emily Barrie
Lighting Design Richard Vabre
Sound Design Daniel Nixon
Assistant Director Harvey Zielinski
Stage Manager Liberty Gilbert
Assistant Stage Manager Sophie Capern
“Do you still find him seductive, Alice?”
“I beg your pardon?”
Right Now is a disquieting exploration of one woman’s crisis, lingering between heartbreak and joy.
As Alice and Ben settle into their new flat, they a discover a surprising connection with Juliette, Giles and François from across the hall. As reality shifts, passionate encounters and unsettling revelations are unearthed.
“I am here, on my own, all day. It’s so silent. Sometimes I think I…I imagine…I hear things. I am not mad but…”
Written by award-winning Québécois playwright Catherine-Anne Toupin, Right Now s a daring and darkly humorous thriller that surprises at every turn.
“…a nearly flawless production.” – The Australian
“A psychological thriller – with all its tension and surprises…O’Neill’s strong but delicate portrayal of a woman fraying at the seams – perhaps from the burden of adapting to motherhood, perhaps from some deeper grief – anchors both the clowning and the play’s dream logic. Opposite, Philips gives a poignant, understated performance.” – The Age
“Right Now is true theatre…incredibly engaging…this work is quality.”
– The Melbourne Critique
“Shatteringly clear…cleverly steeped in strangeness and suspense that makes Red Stitch’s production of Right Now so outstanding.” – Theatre Press
“This play is a brilliant piece of absurd theatre…it is no wonder the intimate theatre was packed. Makeeva continues in fine form claiming centre stage, while Mark Wilson peps up the humour and absurdity… Petruzzi is a convincing foil as the eccentric husband Gilles.” – Australian Stage Online
“The acting ensemble is uniformly excellent…Tense and twisted drama that you’ll wrestle with for a long time after” – KeithGow.com
“It is an intriguing, puzzling but strangely pleasantly disturbing evening in the theatre.” – Stage Whispers