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Tue 15 Sep 2015, 8:00pm–9:15pm
Wed 16 Sep 2015, 8:00pm–9:15pm
Thu 17 Sep 2015, 8:00pm–9:15pm
Fri 18 Sep 2015, 8:00pm–9:15pm
Sat 19 Sep 2015, 8:00pm–9:15pm

Where: The Old 505, 5 Eliza St, Newtown, New South Wales

Restrictions: 15+

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $20.00
  • Concession: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: montaguebasement

Written and directed by Saro Lusty-Cavallari
Produced by Imogen Gardam
Dramaturgy by David Potter
With Lulu Howes and Christian Byers

"My heart going boom boom boom..."

She was strong, she was cute, she was quirky, she was… exotic. They moved in together. They had a baby. It wasn’t expected, their parents didn’t approve but they ended up together.

So begins the myth of Jason and Medea and so begin countless farfetched romances from the Greeks to 500 Days of Summer. In this dark and raw new play the boy meets girl story is turned on its head, dragged out and destroyed. The flirting, the pillow talk, the fights, the cruelty and all the way to the most horrific of deaths.

All About Medea will interrogate the trope of the manic pixie dream girl, examining our obsession and idolisation of exotic femininity. Medea is a woman taken outside of herself, valued and loved for what makes her different, new, exciting, and stripped of her normalising humanity.

The play begins as a romantic comedy - familiar, comforting and cute - before the slow crawl of gruellingly mundane reality kicks in and our characters lurch towards the tragedy embedded in delusions of love. A soft focus wet dream becomes a blood drenched nightmare as we confront the horrifying worst case scenario that lurks behind every argument and disappointing romance.

Warning: Contains nudity, smoking, simulated sex and depictions of violence against children.