Black Swan State Theatre Company is pleased to announce that WAAPA graduate and Packed to the Rafter’s actor Jacob Allen has been cast in their 2013 production of Day One, A Hotel, Evening by Joanna Murray-Smith.

Perth born Jacob has previously had roles in many Australia television series including, Winners & Losers, Rush, City Homicide, All Saints, The Alice and The Secret Life of Us.

Day One, A Hotel, Evening, is a laugh out loud comedy about the romantic entanglements of three marriages as they crumble, strengthen and evolve. It is the fourth of Murray-Smith's plays to be performed by Black Swan. Allen plays Ray, whose wife Rose is having an affair with Tom and Sam, who are respectively married to Stella and Madeleine. Madeleine has also taken Tom as a lover, unknown to his business partner and friend, Sam. Meanwhile, Ray and Stella plan their dangerous revenge. What follows is a spiral of deceit, hilarity and betrayal.

This month Murray-Smith has three plays opening in three cities in three weeks: True Minds at Melbourne Theatre Company; Fury, her first commission from Sydney Theatre Company; and her new adaptation of Hedda Gabler at the State Theatre Company in South Australia.  At the same time, her one-woman play Bombshells is playing at Sydney's Ensemble Theatre and her critically acclaimed Songs for Nobodies is slated for a Broadway opening.

In Day One, A Hotel, Evening, Allen will be joined by one of Australia’s leading TV comedians Roz Hammond (The Librarians, Thank God You’re Here, Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell), actor/comedian Matt Dyktynski, Humphrey Bower, Michelle Fornasier and Claire Lovering.

The creative team includes Melbourne based director, writer and actor Peter Houghton, Tracy Grant Lord as Set and Costume Designer, Matthew Marshall as Lighting Designer and Ash Gibson Greig as Sound Designer/Composer.

Day One, A Hotel, Evening will preview from 15 June and open on 19 June with the season closing on 30 June 2013, in the Heath Ledger Theatre at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.

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