theatre works presents
by declan greene
17 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, themes of suicide, depression, mental health, bullying and violence
Moth is suitable for school years 10-12.
DATES + TIMES
Wed 17 May 7:30pm (1st Preview)
Thu 18 May 7:30pm (2nd Preview)
Fri 19 May 7:30pm (Opening)
Sat 20 May 7:30pm
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)
PRODUCTION DESIGN & PROJECTIONS
Justin Gardam (he/him)
Niklas Pajanti (he/him)
Darrin Verhagen (he/him)
Natasha Marich (she/her)
Lucy Ansell (she/they)
Adam Noviello (they/them)
MEET THE ARTIST -
Lucy Ansell is an actor based in Melbourne/Naarm who trained at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), receiving the Patricia Kennedy award upon Graduation. Stage credits include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Michael Cassel Group), Wild Cherries (dir. Beng Oh), Tusk Tusk (dir. Ruby Rees) and She Is Vigilante (co-dir. by Krystalla Pearce and Bridget Balodis) which Lucy received a Green Room award for. Screen credits include Utopia (ABC TV), My Life is Murder (Network Ten), Sean Micaleff’s Mad as Hell (ABC TV) and most recently Force of Nature dir. by Robert Connolly (Made Up Stories).