25 May – 6 June 2004
ARIADNE’S THREAD is a solo play written and performed by award-winning Montreal poet and playwright Talya Rubin. It is based on the writer’s real experience of living in self-imposed exile in a cave on the island of Santorini, Greece.
ARIADNE’S THREAD has delighted audiences with the strength and intimacy of its story, Talya Rubin infusing her characters with a combination of wit, humour, poetry and pathos. A highly physical and funny piece of theatre, ARIADNE’S THREAD combines Greek myth, poetry, travel and archaeology.
Talya Rubin has had an outstanding career as an actor and writer, winning her first feature film role at the age of 10. This was followed by a string of roles in film, television and radio. At 19 she left Canada to travel the world after suffering a broken heart. Her travels led her to Greece, where she lived for a year alone in a cave, with only a donkey and a garden for company.
In 1998 at age 23, Talya won Canada’s prestigious Bronwen Wallace Poetry Award for the most promising unpublished Canadian writer under the age of 35 for her book of Prose poems inspired by her Greek experience. In 1999, she moved to Melbourne and in 2001 she received the Performance Poetry Prize at Melbourne’s Poetry Festival.
“Must see theatre... one of those exquisite gems which emerge without fanfare from the thousands of performances on in the Fringe.”
★★★★★ THE ADELAIDE ADVERTISER
“Sublime... A beautiful one-woman show brought to aching life.”
“...performed with sensitivity and skill. A lovely piece.”
Groups 6+ $12
Written and Performed by
TALYA RUBIN, VANESSA CHAPPLE