Theatre Works and Fraught Outfit present

Book of Exodus – Part II

18 October 2017 - 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.

Part I premieres in June 2017, with Part II, the final installment, being presented at Theatre Works in October 2017.

Australian Premiere

60 minutes. No interval.
Tickets $38 Adult / $30 Concession

Co-Created By

Aaron Orzech and Adena Jacobs


Adena Jacobs


Aaron Orzech

Associate Artist

Alex Walker


Max Lyandvert


Eugyeene Teh

Photo by

Pia Johnson


ADENA JACOBS is the Artistic Director of independent company  FRAUGHT OUTFIT. In 2014- 2015 she was Resident Director at Belvoir Street, and in 2012 she was Female Director in Residence at the Malthouse Theatre.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. THE BOOK OF EXODUS was developed with the support of Malthouse Theatre and the Sidney Myer Fund in 2016. THE BOOK OF EXODUS is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.