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by Lisa D’Amour

Victorian Premiere

With Paul Ashcroft, Brett Cousins, Ngaire Dawn Fair, Sarah Sutherland & Chris Wallace

Director Tanya Dickson  Assistant Director Sam Russo Set & Lighting Designer Matt Adey – House of Vnholy Sound Designer Russell Goldsmith Costume Designer Jack Grifford Choreographer Helen Duncan Vocal Coach Les Cartwright Stage Manager Elizabeth Downes

“When you are at zero anything can happen. It’s like total possibility”

Ben and Mary are battling through life in a suburb struggling with economic downturn. When Sharon and Kenny move in next door they do the neighbourly thing and invite the newcomers to a barbeque. So begins a somewhat unlikely friendship. The couples’ vulnerability brings them together in a delirious, dangerous frenzy of unleashed inhibitions and risk.

The Obie Award Winning, Pulitzer finalist play is an unsettling investigation of middle-class aspirations, suburban isolation and the divide between rich and poor.

Performance Dates

28th August – 26th September

Previews 25th, 26th & 27th August Thursday 10th September

Performance Running Time: 90 minutes, no interval

“…Ms D’Amour’s superb play… both disturbing and bracingly funny… ”

— The New York Times