We are very excited to announce that our new show Oedipus Schmoedipus will be presented at Belvoir Theatre for Sydney Festival, 2014. Details, tickets and more information at Belvoir & Sydney Festival.
Dates: 9 January - 2 February in the Upstairs Theatre.
By post after Aeschylus, Anon, Artaud, Behn, Brecht, Büchner, Chekhov, Coward, Fo, Genet, Havel, Ibsen, Marlowe, Molière, O'Neill, Plautus, Racine, Seneca, Shakespeare, Shaw, Sophocles, Strindberg, Wedekind, Wilde et al
A co-production between post and Belvoir presented in association with Sydney Festival
A democratic theatrical extravaganza! This show is about death: real death, fake death, and the Western theatrical Canon.
Oedipus Schmoedipus is an intentionally impossible task, an ambitious epic complied of all the death scenes ever written. These death scenes will be dismembered, catalogued in a computer database and reordered to establish new narratives, and a new theatre show: a collective manifesto on death.
We see Death and 'The Canon' as inextricably intertwined; 'live' performance, a 'dead' language, an actor's 'presence', or an author's legacy. In Oedipus Schmoedipus, the words, scenes and images of death are willfully destructed and cut into sentences and key phrases. Then these texts of the great 'immortals' are pieced back together along new lines of connection. Like fastidious decoupage artists or clever scrap-bookers, we recompile these existing words to form something new; a contemporary response to the greatest of mysteries: the afterlife.
FUNPARK - GIRLS LIGHT UP ROCK OPERA
What brings communities together? Is it the people? The pub? The sound of news helicopters circling above?
There are always at least two sides to every story. In this story, there are at least 100. Girls Light Up tells Bidwill's version of the infamous 1981 Bidwill Riot, which started when two girls met on the oval after school to fight over a boy. As for what happened next...
Over the past 7 months community members have worked with post to create an arena spectacular in the Bidwill Hotel. Wild sounds, drumming, dancing, guitars, and - if you're lucky - a choir will show how one overly documented moment doesn't define a community.
You can't believe the hype!
Details and more information at Sydney Festival.
Dates: 18 - 19 January 2014, 6pm - 10pm. Carlisle Ave, Bidwill (opp Lindley Square)