318 St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North VIC 3068
Creative team Short Straw is pleased to announce the upcoming season of their debut show Amnesia: a black comedy which plays on themes of gender roles, morality and murder in an age of internet dating.
British Director Hannah Smallman tackles the Australian stage for the first time in this production, having previously worked on such shows as Back of the Throat; winner of Timeout Magazines Critic’s Choice Award. She teams with Australian writer and producer Clancy Fraser, whose recent works include black comedy Blackout and historical drama The Last Romanov.
Amnesia takes comedy to its blackest place yet when Lucy (South African actress Jeni Bezuidenhout) finds herself on a blind date with could-be killer Aaron (Palmer Marchese). The night only grows more complicated as the trapped duo bitterly debate Aaron’s possible motives and Lucy’s willingness to do whatever it takes to put him behind bars.
Covering everything from bad ex-boyfriends and perjury to head wounds and Hannibal Lecter, Amnesia pulls no punches as it nears its shocking end.
Running over two consecutive weekends from August 18th to 27th at Longplay in Fitzroy North, Amnesia promises to be a performance to remember.
Director: Hannah Smallman
Writer: Clancy Fraser
Cast: Jeni Bezuidenhout (Lucy), Palmer Marchese (Aaron)
Venue: Longplay, 318 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North
August 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, 27th
6:30pm & 8:30pm
Tickets $25 on sale from July 24th
Tickets and information: www.shortstrawpresents.com