THE NIGHT ALIVE
AN AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE OF AN AWARD-WINNING DRAMA
O’Punksky’s Theatre in association with Red Line Productions is thrilled to present the Australian premiere of Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive for a limited season at the Old Fitz Theatre from September 13.
Tommy’s not a bad man, he’s getting by. Renting a run-down room in his Uncle Maurice’s house, just about keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm’s length and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to another with his pal Doc. Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, who’s not had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how. Their past won’t let go easily. But together there’s a glimmer of hope they could make something more of their lives. Something extraordinary. Perhaps.
Conor McPherson’s New York Drama Critics Circle Award-winning play deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations. An Irish story with a universal message, The Night Alive has had critically acclaimed seasons in London, Dublin, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Co-founder of O’Punksky’s Theatre and acclaimed actor and director, Maeliosa Stafford (The Tempest, The Seafarer), will direct this Australian premiere production. The remaining O’Punksky’s co-founders Patrick Dickson(Richard III, The Seafarer) and John O’Hare (Mr Stink, The Seafarer) will act in the production alongside cast members Laurence Coy (Of Mice and Men, The Young Tycoons), Sarah Jane Kelly (Fawlty Towers Live, Threnody) and Darren Sabadina (The Heidi Chronicles, Ruben Guthrie).
THE NIGHT ALIVE
Presented by O’Punksky’s Theatre in association with Red Line Productions
Written by Conor McPherson
Directed by Maeliosa Stafford
Produced by Hillary Ray
Assistant Directed by Mathew Lee
Set Design by Amanda McNamara
Lighting Design by Alex Holver
Costume Design by Alison Bradshaw
With Laurence Coy, Patrick Dickson, Sarah Jane Kelly, John O’Hare and Darren Sabadina
Venue: Old Fitz Theatre, 129 Dowling Street (Cnr Cathedral Street), Woolloomooloo
Season: 13 September – 14 October
Times: Tues-Sat 8:15pm, Sunday 6:30pm
Running Time: 100 minutes (no interval)
Price: $42 Adult, $35 Concession, $30 Previews and Cheap Tuesday