Image by Work Art Life Studios and Black Photography
by Annie Baker
Directed by Ella Caldwell
10 July – 12 August (Previews 10 – 13 July)
Q&A Session following performance on Thursday 26 July
Featuring Ngaire Dawn Fair, Casey Filips, Darcy Kent, Ben Prendergast, Harvey Zielinski, Jim Daly, George Lingard, Dushan Philips, Edwina Samuels.
Set & Costume Design Chloe Greaves
Sound Design & Composition Dan Nixon
Lighting Design Clare Springett & Bronwyn Pringle
Stage Manager Jackie Mates
Assistant Stage Manager Terri Steer
Dialect Coach Jean Goodwin
“The rest of the world might be going to hell, but stories are better than ever.”
A top-notch writers room is in lock-down, in pursuit of the ultimate story. A tale about people telling stories about telling stories.
Who do we listen to and who do we not?
Baker’s keen insight shines in this rumination on the paramount function of fiction amid the turmoil of human experience.
Pulitzer prize-winner and “funny, empathetic genius” Annie Baker (The Flick, The Aliens), brings you a tale about people telling stories about telling stories.
“There’s something monstrous. Something deformed and foreign and terrifying. But it might not be a literal monster.”
Red Stitch continues its long-running relationship with Pulitzer Prize-winner and “funny, empathetic genius” (The New Yorker) Baker, following the company’s acclaimed Australian premiere productions of her earlier works The Aliens and Pulitzer Prize winner The Flick.
Directed by the Company’s Artistic Director, Ella Caldwell, The Antipodes will feaure Ensemble members Ngaire Dawn Fair, Caset Filips, Darcy Kent, Ben Prendergast and Harvey Zielinski, joined by guest actors Robert Menzies (making his debut with Red Stitch), Edwina Samuels, Christopher Kirby and George Lingard. Set and costume by Chloe Greaves, composition and sound design by Daniel Nixon, lighting design by Clare Springett & Bronwyn Pringle.
“sharp and hilarious” New York Magazine
“In-all-ways fabulous…endlessly fascinating…deeply funny.” – The New York Times
★★★★ – Time Out New York