Theatre Works Program

The Dead Ones MIDSUMMA

The Dead Ones MIDSUMMA

Date: 29 Jan 2013 - 03 Feb 2013
Time: Tue to Sat 7.30pm & 2pm Sat & 5pm Sun
Price: $28 full / $22 conc, groups 8+ [plus booking fee]

Margie Fischer's solo show explores death, memory, family and the power of objects through storytelling and photography.

After everyone in her family died Margie was left to clear out their house. She became fascinated with what is left behind when loved ones die and documented her feelings and the processes involved. The Dead Ones explores her family stories through the objects left behind.

Margie Fischer is a writer, performer, founder and former Artistic Director of Feast, Adelaide's Queer Festival. She is a very funny Jewish lesbian.  Her solo show The Gay Divorcee exploring divorce and separation from a lesbian perspective for everyone was a critically acclaimed hit nationally. Come and see what's fascinating Margie now.

Story telling that is part theatre, part slideshow, part wake, part homage to William Yang, The Dead Ones is a deeply moving personal journey into Margie Fischer's family that has resonances for us all.

'Raw and beautiful' Samela Harris, Advertiser

'Deftly weighted, beautifully detailed, sharply perceptive, full of feeling and tender pragmatism' Murray Bramwell, The Australian.

Vitalstatistix is a boutique producer-presenter of contemporary theatre and interdisciplinary arts projects based in Pt Adelaide, South Australia. Vitals produces new Australian performance and live art that is provocative, distinctive and informed.

Vitals values creative processes that encompass collaboration and cultural research. The company develops partnerships with independent creative teams over several years in a stimulating and supportive producing environment. Vitals is informed by feminist and gender-aware perspectives and continues their proud tradition of supporting women artists.

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