The Perth Theatre Company has announced a 2015 season that will bring Perth audiences five shows, on five stages and include three world premiers. Fifty artists will perform the program which begins on the 16th March with the world premier From the Rubble and ends the season with the John Steinbeck’s classic Of Mice and Men.
“The 2015 season is the culmination of a lot of planning and dreaming from the team at PTC. It weaves very personal narratives with global ones, intimate experiences with epic spaces and offers a rich variety of visual, sonic and literary landscapes on some of Perthʼs most interesting stages.” explained Artistic Director, Melissa Cantwell.
Below are details of exciting offerings the Perth Theatre Company’s season has to offer WA audiences in 2015.
From the Rubble
16th – 28th March. Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA).
Exploding the boundaries of theatre From the Rubble is a multi-artform piece inspired by the work of writer and journalist, Walkley Award winner Sophie McNeill. Using the evocative images embedded in Sophie’s work you get a glimpse into the lives of civilians in conflict zones. Exploring themes of displacement, transformation and hope, From the Rubble tells compelling personal stories that find joy in the resilience and ingenuity of women the world over.The Performance Space is transformed into an immersive world, created by visual artist Fleur Elise Noble and a team of Perth innovators. From the Rubble investigates our contemporary relationship to conflict.
The Confidence Man
30th April – 10 May. Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
By Perth’s award-winning Side Pony Productions (The Pride, The Wives of Hemingway, The Manic Pony) and featuring vocal performances by some of Perth’s finest actors, this interactive audio experience places you at the centre of the action.
When a bag full of cash is brought into Peter’s very ordinary home, his family finds themselves caught up in a sinister and disturbing chain of events. You are invited to step onto the floor and into this gripping thriller, experiencing first-hand the sordid betrayal and moral philandering that’s about to smother this suburban dream.
Six audience members, equipped with masks and headsets, are guided through the story, experiencing events first hand. Those who prefer to watch can survey the action from the perimeter in the Studio Underground, eavesdropping on the characters’ most private thoughts and conversations.
The Song was Wrong
4th – 20th June. Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.
An epic love story spanning three generations, The Song Was Wrong will transform the Studio Underground.
Featuring a core ensemble and creative team of West Australia’s best artists alongside some of the country’s most respected designers, this highly visual and physical work tells the story of a pianist who loves and loses the woman who will change his life forever.
An exploration of love, art and the relationship between a musician and his muse, The Song Was Wrong utilises an evocative score to tell a story of redemption and hope.
30th October – 15th November. The Courtyard, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.Shakespeare says there are seven ages in your lifetime — this is your chance to check in and see how you’re travelling.
Yourseven is an invitational and immersive show all about you. We invite you to take a solo journey and reflect on where you’ve been and what may be in store.
Moving through a large outdoor installation in the Courtyard at the State Theatre Centre of WA, you will participate in a series of encounters from your past, present and possible future.
James Berlyn, a co-founder of Proximity Festival, is known for Tawdry Heartburn’s Manic Cures and Crash Course. His latest work, yourseven, is sure to leave you with a smile on your face and dreaming about your future.
Of Mice and Men
4 – 20 December. Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.
John Steinbeck’s classic tale of drifters Lennie and George explores male friendships, transient workforces and class divides in this compelling and enduring tale that has an astonishing resonance in a contemporary world.
Featuring live music from award winning Perth band Stoney Joe, Of Mice and Men offers a high impact showcase of talent including Jai Courtney (star of films Divergence, Felony and Terminator: Genisys) alongside some of Perth’s favourite actors on stage at the Heath Ledger Theatre.
Described as ‘the conscience of his country’, recognised and loved across generations and cultures, Steinbeck, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, has secured a place in hearts and minds the world over with this iconic piece of literature.
Book your tickets now to some of the most exciting and break through theatre Perth has to offer.
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Single tickets on sale 19 January, 2015.