18 – 29 October 2017
A mass of children wait in the desert. With no leader to guide them, and no one to answer their cries, they summon an unruly force.
Performed by children, PART II traces a community propelled from a violent past into an uncertain future.
Inspired by the biblical text, BOOK OF EXODUS is the final installment in Fraught Outfit’s Innocence Trilogy, including the radical, acclaimed production ON THE BODILY EDUCATION OF YOUNG GIRLS (MTC, Neon Festival 2013 in association with St Martins Youth Arts Centre) and the unnerving, surreal teen drama THE BACCHAE co-produced with St Martins Youth Arts Centre (MIAF 2015, Dark Mofo 2016).
Having presented Fraught Outfit’s poetic reinterpretation of Ingmar Bergman’s PERSONA (2012), Theatre Works is proud to premiere BOOK OF EXODUS in two parts.
“Gob smacking, brilliant theatre, Book Of Exodus II is not just a performance; it is an experience, and to use ‘that’ word, it is visceral. You must see it. It will render you speechless, leave you feeling open and comprised, unable to draw from your mind its beauty and timeless energy.”
THE MELBOURNE CRITIQUE
“The ambition of the directors, and the commitment of the performers, have created theatre of great seriousness and sophistication.”
“Adena Jacobs and Aaron Orzech are creating some of the most sophisticated avant-garde theatre in the country; the visually arresting moments and thought-provoking interactions in Part 2 make it well worth viewing for lovers of experimental theatre.”
★★★★ TIME OUT
“Theatre in the oldest sense awaits you – captivating, moving, and compelling. A work of majesty, impeccable credentials and process, this is a 2017 must see if you love the best quality theatre Melbourne can offer.”
THE PLUS ONES
“Performed by a committed and talented squad of eight to 13 year-olds, Part II is a feast for the aesthetic and synaesthetic eye.”
“Cast and crew have combined to build a remarkable show, audacious in its style, with an unexpected sense of play that makes every beat of the story compelling to watch.”
60 minutes no interval
AARON ORZECH AND ADENA JACOBS
Associate Artist & Youth Arts Practitioner
Set & Costume Designer
LX Associate & Operator
Assistant Stage Manager
IMOO BERGMAN CARTHEW, DARCY BOCARRO HEALY, MAYA BOCARRO HEALY, THEO BOLTMAN, BEATRICE CAPPUCCIO, LOLA DENHAM, PEARL DENHAM,ALLEGRA DI LALLO, SOL FELDMAN, HARRY HOGG, JOCK HOGG, AMINA KEEGAN,MALIK KEEGAN, TYCHO RICHARDSON,MIRAI SASTRADIPRADJA-POLLOCK AND ELLA SIMONS