theatre works presents
by declan greene
18 MAY - 3 JUNE | THEATRE WORKS | BY THEATRE WORKS
by declan greene
Erupting on onstage like an action-packed graphic-novel fiction fantasy, Moth is a visceral scream to the Gods of injustice.
Sebastian is a terminally unpopular fifteen-year-old suburban kid with an overactive imagination and an obsession with anime and death. His only friend Claryssa is an emo Wiccan art-freak, barely one rung higher than Sebastian on the social ladder. What starts as just another night drinking down at the cricket nets soon gives way to an ecstatic vision that leaves Sebastian unconscious and Claryssa gone without explanation. The next morning Sebastian wakes up with a mysterious moth by his bed, a burning passion to save the souls of all humankind and a desperate need to reach Claryssa. Sebastian spirals into a breathless ride of schizophrenic delusion and religious passion, living life at a feverish pitch that can only lead to tragedy.
Mental illness. Religious zeal. Anime. This is a highly charged rapid-fire and deeply moving production. An exhilarating two-hander brought to life by two dynamic actors, Moth is a love-letter to every teen, and to those who used to be.
Strong language, loud sounds, flashing lights, themes of mass destruction, depression, mental health, bullying and theatrical violence.
Moth is suitable for school years 10-12.
The MOTH script will be available for purchase from the theatre box office ($25 each).
DATES + TIMES
Thu 18 May 7:30pm (Preview)
Fri 19 May 7:30pm (Preview)
Sat 20 May 7:30pm (Opening)
Tue 23 May 7:30pm
Wed 24 May 11:00am (School Matinee)
Wed 24 May 7:30pm
Thu 25 May 11:00am (School Matinee)
Thu 25 May 7:30pm
Fri 26 May 11:00am (School Matinee)
Fri 26 May 7:30pm
Sat 27 May 7:30pm
Tue 30 May 11:00am (School Matinee)
Tue 30 May 7:30pm
Wed 31 May 11:00am (School Matinee)
Wed 31 May 7:30pm
Thu 1 June 11:00am (School Matinee)
Thu 1 June 7:30pm
Fri 2 June 11:00am (School Matinee)
Fri 2 June 7:30pm
Sat 3 June 7:30pm
This show is a lock-out performance. No latecomers will be admitted. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure you don't miss out.
Refunds will not be issued to latecomers.
20 at $20**
*Seniors, Student, MEAA, Health Care and Low Income card holders
**Limited to 20 tickets per performance
Briony Dunn (she/her)
Betty Auhl (she/her)
Niklas Pajanti (he/him)
Darrin Verhagen (he/him)
Justin Gardam (he/him), Niklas Pajanti & Briony Dunn
Natasha Marich (she/her)
Lucy Ansell (she/they)
Adam Noviello (they/them)
MEET THE ARTIST -
Adam Noviello is an actor, singer and songwriter, fast becoming known for their multi-faceted and versatile career. Theatre credits include Hannah from Hamburg in La Cage Aux Folles (The Production Company) Derek Bell in The Girlie Show (La Mama Theatre/Tunks Productions), Funny Girl (The Production Company) Matilda The Musical (RSC/Louise Withers & Associates), Farrah & Young Bernadette in the 10th Anniversary Australian Tour of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Michael Cassel Group), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (X Roads LIVE), The Muse - A Song Cycle (Melbourne Fringe Festival) Chess The Musical (StoreyBoard Entertainment) and The Who’s Tommy (Victorian Opera), where they played the title role for the majority of the show’s season.
Adam is the co-writer/producer/lead actor in the Australian feature film Spencer, which made its world premiere as the Opening Night Feature Film in the PRIDE Queer Film Festival 2020, winning ‘Best Picture - People’s Choice Award’, and was under consideration for the 2020 AACTA Awards, including Best Film/Best Indie Film & Best Actor. Adam most recently appeared in Brittany Shipway’s new play SENSER (Theatre Works) to rave reviews.