14 Acland St, St Kilda
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Bookings: 03 9534 3388
Office: 03 9534 4879
Date: 07 Mar 2012 - 10 Mar 2012
Time: 7.30pm [Sat matinee at 1pm]
Price: $28 full / $20 conc / $10 groups 10+ [plus booking fee]
Solo Voyages is a double bill presentation of Thirst and Howl as well as an exhibition of work, focusing on the individual pitted against nature and the world.
BY EUGENE O'NEILL
Directed by Dominic Mercer
Designed by Katren Wood
Three characters: a gentleman, a sailor and a dancer. What would happen if this unusual combination of humans was stuck on a small boat in the middle of the ocean with no food or water? The result is a ferocious exploration of the fragility of the human mind, the triviality of social etiquette and the active discrimination that surfaces when resources become scarce.
ADAPTED FROM HOWL BY ALLEN GINSBERG*
Directed by Daniel Lammin
Designed by Ruth Arnold
Howl is an explosion of words and ideas on masculinity, social injustice and the voice of a young man struggling to find his place in the world.
'It is a howl of defeat. Not defeat at all for he has gone through defeat as if it were an ordinary experience, a trivial experience. Everyone in this life is defeated but a man, if he be a man, is not defeated...
...Hold back the edges of your skirts, Ladies, we are going through hell.'
William Carlos Williams, in his introduction to
Howl and Other Poems, 1956
*HOWL FROM COLLECTED POEMS 1947-1997
© 2006 THE ALLEN GINSBERG TRUST
The season of plays will also be accompanied by an exhibition of student work.
Wed 7th–Sat 10thMarch 7.30pm
Sat 10th March- 1pm (followed by a Q&A session)
100 mins including 20 min interval
Suitable for 16+ [contains: adult themes, drug and sexual references, coarse language and smoke machine]