The Eisteddfod by Lally Katz
The game is on and acting out is key in The Eisteddfod by Lally Katz.
Room to Play, in collaboration with Metro Arts Brisbane presents this suburban absurdist piece, both comic and disturbing. Directed by Heidi Manché, role playing takes centre stage as two orphans try and make sense of their world.
With Matthew French as Abalone and Madison Kennedy-Tucker as Gerture, two siblings have created a world where they act out their anxieties and desires by playing pretend. Now adults, the siblings must navigate love, longing and ambition. But Gerture, looking to escape their childhood trauma, wants to move away from Abalone. In an attempt to keep a hold on the stability and comfort Gerture provides, Abalone asks her to be the Lady Macbeth to his Macbeth as he sets his sights on first place at the Eisteddfod.
One of Australia’s foremost writers, The Eisteddfod was Katz’ first produced play in 2003, winning a Green Room Award for Best New Independent Work. It went on to be produced internationally to critical acclaim in New York and London.
With lighting design by David Walters, production design by Chelsea Jewell and sound design by Amy Holley, enjoy this curious and darkly comic ride.
The Eisteddfod is part of Metro Arts’ 2018 LOCAL Performance Program; a season of three plays presented by Metro Arts and the best and brightest theatre makers in Brisbane. LOCAL Season Packages are now available – call Metro Arts on 07 3002 7100 for more information.