by maxim gorki
23-26 MARCH 2017 at THEATRE WORKS' THE PARISH
A large ensemble of friends are on vacation. Isolated and shielded from the tumultuous events of an empire in upheaval, these summer guests are free to enjoy life at leisure. But the call of revolution cannot be ignored by several members of the party. The play is an overwhelming call to arms – it is a gigantic invitation to live and embrace a life of passion, fulfilment and agency.
STARRING Elisa Armstrong, Kerrie-Anne Baker, Amy Bradney-George, James Christensen, Nick Clark, Alisha Eddy, Charlotte Fox, Tom Heath, Luke Lennox, David Meadows, Sarah Nicolazzo , Seton Pollock, Nicholas Rijs, Alexander Rouse, Rhyal Williams and Chenoa Williams.
THE TRAGEDY OF CORIOLANUS
by william shakespeare
20th – 29th of May 2016
Theatreworks St Kilda
Coriolanus is a consummate solider – a coddled mother's boy whose sole purpose is to find valour (and validation) through martial prowess. He is elected to Consul, and when unable to reconcile his honour and his virtue with democratic Rome, he is exiled. He turns on the city, leading his old enemies the Volsces against Rome.
"..a gripping, rapid-fire interpretation that encourages audiences to form their own opinions within its divisive world"
-Holi Walsh, Shakespeare Oz
Volumnia - Kerrie-Anne Baker
Sicinius/Valeria - Amy Bradney-George
Virgilia - Charlotte Fox
Caius Marcius Coriolanus - Tom Heath
Titus Lartius - Paul Herbert
Menenius - David Meadows
Aufidius - Seton Pollock
Leitenant/Ensemble - Nicholas Rijs
Brutus - Alexander Rouse
Cominius - Karlis Zaid
CREATIVES & CREW
Director/Adaptor/Co-Producer - Robert Johnson
Co-Producer - Jessica Doutch
Production Manager - Marty Shlanksy
Set Designer - James Lew
Composer/Sound Designer- Liam Bellman-Sharpe
Lighting Designer - John Collopy
Marketing Manager- Katherine Monotti
Fight Choreographer- Lyndall Grant
27 SEPT- 2 OCT 2016
THE BASEMENT, HAWTHORN ARTS CENTRE
MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL 2016
PRESENTED BY HAWTHRON ARTS CENTRE AND BURNING HOUSE
At the end of the Trojan War, Ajax is denied his friend Achilles’ armour. After 10 years of constant war he snaps. Ashamed of his deeds, he plans to kill himself. His wife and child do their best to change his mind.
This rarely performed tragedy shines a light powerful themes of themes of death, commitment and war.
Ajax- Seton Pollock
Tekmessa- Kerrie-Anne Baker
Odysseus- Chad O'Brien
Eurysaka- Chenoa Williams
CREW & CREATIVES
Director/Producer/Designer/Adapter- Robert Johnson
Dramaturg- Jonathan Graffam
Linguistic consultant- Stephanie Ghajar