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Thérèse Raquin

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Thérèse Raquin

Date: 14 Aug 2014 - 30 Aug 2014
Time: Tues-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun 24 at 5:00pm, [Wed 20th, Thu 21st, Tue 26th, Wed 27th at 1:00pm]
Preview: Thurs 14 and Fri 15 Sept at 7:30pm
Price: $33 Full / $25 Concession/ $25 Groups of 8+ ( Preview: $25 Full / $20 Concession)

World Premiere
Adapted and written by Gary Abrahams
Based on the novel by Emile Zola

Based on and adapted from the 19th Century Emile Zola novel Thérèse Raquin tells the story of a young woman trapped in a life of servitude and the desperate measures she will undertake to free herself from her circumstances. Forced by her adoptive mother and aunt to marry her sickly cousin, Camille, Thérèse lives an unhappy and resentful life. When Camille moves the family to Paris Thérèse is doomed to a life of servitude and unhappiness working in her Aunts downstairs haberdashery. When one day Camille brings Laurent, a friend, to visit he unwittingly sets in motion a series of cruel and devastating events that will ruin all their lives.

Directed by Gary Abrahams
Cast list: Elizabeth Nabben, Aaron Walton , Paul Blenheim, Marta Kaczmarek, Rhys McConnochie, Edwina Samuels, Oliver Coleman
Set: Jacob Battista
Costume: Chloe Greaves
Lighting: Katie Sfetkidis
Original Composition and Live Music: Christopher De Groot 

“ ...Beautifully performed...proves once again that Abrahams is a sensitive and witty adaptor” MCV (Something Natural But Very Childish)

“ ...the directors success is in reawakening the possibility of a post ironic theatre” Real Time

“ ...Directed with delicacy and finesse...must see theatre: complex, honest and powerful” The Australian (Acts of Deceit (Between Strangers in a Room)

“...Abrahams proves an exceptionally keen observer of our subtle frailties...”  The Age (Acts of Deceit (Between strangers in a Room)

This project has been supported by the City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund

Warnings: Adult concepts, strong language, simulated violence, sexual themes  

Duration: 2 hours & 35 mins including interval

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