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theatre works and rogue projects presents

by miranda middleton and ziggy resnick

Pear-Shaped

5 - 15 APRIL | THEATRE WORKS | BY THEATRE WORKS
Pear-Shaped

VENUE

by miranda middleton and ziggy resnick

“Who in the world am I? A small grown-up? A tall grown-down?
At least there isn’t room to grow up any more down here…”

A fantastical blend of wordplay, magic realism, and puppetry, ‘Pear-Shaped’ is a deliciously dark comedy about growing up, growing down, and everything in between.

When Frankie is allocated ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as her graduating design project at drama school, she is far from thrilled. Not only does she have to design a children’s story, but her director is a nutcase and a Virgo. Frankie hopes that a childhood box of costumes might inspire some ideas, but when her sister Kayla drops it off, Frankie is sent spiraling down a rabbit hole of memories that she’d rather forget.

Interweaving theatricalised excerpts of Lewis Carroll’s classic story with scenes from the sisters’ shared history, 'Pear-Shaped' charts the relationship between Frankie, Kayla, and an eating disorder, exploring a Jewish family's experience of what happens when food – a symbol of culture, tradition, connection, and love – becomes the enemy.

“How does Alice leave Wonderland, when Wonderland wants Alice to stay?”

Theatre Works

DURATION

75 minutes

WARNINGS

Recommended for audiences over the age of 12. References to disordered eating, mental health, body image, and some coarse language.

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DATES + TIMES

Wed 5 Apr 7:30pm (Preview)
Thu 6 Apr 7:30pm (Opening)
Fri 7 Apr 7:30pm
Sat 8 Apr 7:30pm
Tue 11 Apr 7:30pm
Wed 12 Apr 7:30pm
Thu 13 Apr 7:30pm
Fri 14 Apr 7:30pm
Sat 15 Apr 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.

Dates
TICKETS

FULL PRICE

$50.00

CONCESSION*

$42.00

PREVIEW

$28.00

20 at $20**

$20.00

MOB TIX

$20.00

*Seniors, Student, MEAA, Health Care and Low Income card holders

**Limited to 20 tickets per performance

Tickets
CREDITS

WRITTEN BY
Miranda Middleton Ziggy Resnick

DIRECTED BY
Miranda Middleton

PRODUCTION DESIGN BY
Grace Deacon

DRAMATURGY BY
Brittanie Shipway

PRODUCED BY
Robbi James
Talia Meyerowtiz-Katz
Erica Lovell

PERFORMED BY
Ziggy Resnick
Luisa Scrofani

LIGHTING DESIGN
By Aron Murray

COMPOSITION/SOUND DESIGN
By Oliver Beard

Credits
MEET THE ARTIST -
Miranda Middleton

Miranda Middleton is an award-winning director, writer, and choreographer with a Master of Fine Arts (Directing) from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). In 2022, Miranda is the Resident Writer at Theatre Works, and a member of their She Writes Collective. She was the Assistant Director of the new musicals ‘Come Rain or Come Shine’ at Melbourne Theatre Company and ‘The Lovers’ for Bell Shakespeare.

Meet the Artist
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