THE PARRICIDE >>> showing at La Mama Theatre until May 25th <<<
St Petersburg, Russia. 1866. Nihilist revolutionaries have taken to the streets and the rule of the Tsar is under threat. In a small flat, Fyodor Dostoyevsky grafts out a novel for an unscrupulous publisher. It’s not the novel he wants to write, but he is under contract, so he works. But all the time he is haunted by a story from his past – that of a parricide, a young man who kills his father. And as the characters in his imagination take shape around him, he finds himself forced to choose between rebellion and repression, authority and chaos, passion and love.
RE Ross Trust Award Winner
Shortlisted, Rodney Seaborn Playwrights’ Award
Written by Diane Stubbings Directed by Karen Berger Dramaturgy by Dave Letch Performed by Lyall Brooks, Nick Simpson-Deeks, Daniel Last, Olivia Monticciolo and Zoe Ellerton-Ashley Set and costume design by Christine Urquhart Produced by Alicia Benn-Lawler
Selected for VCAA 2014 Drama Playlist
GIVEAWAY: To win a double pass to the show on Friday 9th May (7.30pm) name another RE ROSS Trust winner. Send your answer along with your name and contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3pm tomorrow.