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The Motion of Light in Water

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The Motion of Light in Water

Date: 17 Jul 2014 - 27 Jul 2014
Time: Tues-Sat at 8:00pm, Sun at 5:00pm
Preview: July 17 at 8:00pm
Price: $25 Full / $20 Concession & under 30 / $20 Groups of 8+ ( Preview: $20 Full / $15 Concession & under 30)

A queer sci-fi love story, The Motion of Light in Water celebrates the complicated, exhilarating journey of the human heart, as our imaginations soar through space and time.

Inspired by the life and work of Samuel R. Delany and Marilyn Hacker, and powered by a crack ensemble of six extraordinary performers, this world premiere links three stories into a theatrical fantasia of sound, light and space, exploring what it means - and what it might yet mean - to be human, and to love.

Multi-award-winning Elbow Room have crafted a unique and touching affirmation of our power to imagine a better tomorrow.

GayNewsNetwork article by Stephen Russell 6.6.14

"Fierce intellectual spirit... the most unconventional material seen on Melbourne stages in a long time” Time Out on Now More Than Ever

Created by Elbow Room
Inspired by the work of Samuel R. Delany & Marilyn Hacker
Director: Marcel Dorney
Designers: Matt Adey and Zoë Rouse
Lighting Designer: Kris Chainey
Music composition and performance: THE SWEATS
Producer: Dean Cartmel
Cast: Paul Blenheim, Ray Chong Nee, Tom Dent, Laura Maitland, Emily Tomlins and Jacinta Yelland

Commissionied by HotHouse Theatre with support from Theatre Works and Arts Victoria

Duration: 100 minutes

Warnings: Adult Themes, Sexual references, Coarse Language, Dynamic Sound, Strobe effect, Cigarette Smoking on stage

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