Blood On the Cat's Neck By Rainer Werner Fassbinder

By Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Translated by Denis Calandra

"Phoebe Zeitgeist has been sent to the earth from a distant star to write an eyewitness account of human democracy.

But Phoebe Zeitgeist has a difficulty: although she has learned the words, she doesn’t understand human language."

Seen through the eyes of the alien Phoebe Zeitgeist, Rainer Werner Fassbinder weaves a tapestry of petty nastiness, jealousy, insecurity, bullying and domination as an ever-shifting cast of characters move closer towards Phoebe’s orbit and their own bloody fate. Hilarious and horrifying, Blood On The Cat’s Neck is a vibrant reminder of why the German rebel remains one of the most unique and revolutionary voices in theatre history.

First performed in Germany in 1971, Montague Basement is proud to present the Australian premiere of this underperformed masterpiece. As the first performance as part of KXT's exciting new PopUpstairs program, Kings Cross Hotel's unique Bordello room will be transformed into an immersive theatrical experience that is sure to be an unforgettable night out.

Directed by Saro Lusty-Cavallari
Produced by Imogen Gardam
Costume Design by Grace Deacon
Lighting Design by Sophie Pekbilimli
Photography and Design by Jasmin Simmons

With Alex Chalwell, Jack Crumlin, Jemwel Danao, Deng Deng, Laura Djanegara, Deborah Galanos, Alice Keohavong, Emma Kew, Brendan Miles and Annie Stafford.

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