theatre works presents
by jodi gallagher
23 AUGUST - 2 SEPTEMBER | THEATRE WORKS | WITH THEATRE WORKS
by jodi gallagher
“All that is solid melts into air, all that is sacred is profaned.”
Award-winning playwright Jodi Gallagher returns to the stage after a long hiatus with Prophet – a winner of the Ross Trust Script Development Award. Featuring a stellar cast and a multi-Green Room award winning design team, Prophet will be a landmark production for this year’s theatre season.
A man returns to his broken city from a devastating war. He brings home a vision of the end of the world. In the middle of the banalities of everyday life and political expediency, events converge on a violent act of betrayal. Prophet explores lovers, mothers, sons, fathers and politics in the end times.
Theatre Works is transformed into an immersive world: fragments of buildings, scaffolding holding homes together and providing shelter for those who wander the streets, people living their lives between disaster and catastrophe against a breathtaking soundscape of a city in crisis.
The audience are invited to move through this landscape with the performers – a world both alien and familiar; the spectacular design evoking the experiences we’ve endured in the last few years.
Searching for faith, searching for certainty, searching for answers to eternal questions.
Searching for truth. Looking for someone to love.
Please note: this is a promenade performance with some seating available
90 minutes, no interval
Adult Themes, Haze effect, Gunshots, Discussion of sexual assault, war, grief, loud, sudden, sustained noise
This is a promenade performance. Seating can be made available to those with mobility or access needs
DATES + TIMES
Wed 23 Aug 7:30pm (Preview)
Thu 24 Aug 7:30pm (Opening)
Fri 25 Aug 7:30pm
Sat 26 Aug 7:30pm
Tue 29 Aug 7:30pm
Wed 30 Aug 7:30pm
Thu 31 Aug 7:30pm
Fri 1 Sep 7:30pm
Sat 2 Sep 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
WRITTEN, DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY
SET & COSTUME DESIGN
COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN
J. David Franzke
STAGE MANAGER / LIGHTING & SOUND OPERATOR
CO-STAGE MANAGER (REHEARSALS, BUMP IN + BUILD)
Atulya Pulikkottil (Set Design)
Kinke Penninga (Lighting Operator)
MEET THE ARTIST -
Jodi Gallagher’s plays include: Elegy (Playbox, published Currrency Press, Honourable Mention Victorian Premiers Awards 2000), Victory Girls, (LaMama), Web (LaMama, Junction Theatre/Theatre Praxis), Banshee (LaMama), The Method (LaMama). Works read at Theatre in the Raw at Playbox include Palace Revolution and Gathering. A libretto, Remembering Rosie, with music by David Hobson, was commissioned and performed by OzOpera. Her plays have been shortlisted for a number of awards including the Wal Cherry Play of the Year Award and the ANPC’s New York Exchange. Prophet was a winner of the R E Ross Trust Script Development Award. Jodi’s plays explore the relationship between the personal and the political, and the real and the supernatural.