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
Duration: 110 minutes (no interval)
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
Design Assistant Alexander Rothnie
Dialect Coach Jean Goodwin
Stage Manager Jackie Mates
Assistant Stage Manager Terri Steer
“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.
“A fascinating play, and production.” – The Australian
“Expertly navigated…Director Ella Caldwell lets all nine members of the cast shine…Daly is superb…Lingard is heartbreakingly good.” – ★★★★, Time Out
“…Under the assured direction of Ella Caldwell… Fair plays Eleanor beautifully, conveying in myriad subtle ways the experience of being the sole female in the room…. Danny M1’s (Prendergast) pulsating energy as alpha male is both magnetic and repulsive …Adam (Philips) … mesmerising … Sarah’s (Edwina Samuels) harried comings and goings create vibrant comic energy. “ – Australian Book Review
“A fascinating journey…mesmerising and cathartic, and will resonate with any creative fascinated by the genesis of stories and the legacy of art. It comes highly recommended…captivating.” – Theatre Press
“Each of the characters get their chance to shine…immersive, modern theatre…will no doubt spur much conversation…” – Theatre People