A compelling, tightly-woven and thrilling exploration of a family, their hidden secrets and the repercussions of war, The Seed stars Max Gillies, Sara Gleeson and Tony Martin.
In previous professional seasons of this play, acclaimed actor and writer Mulvany has always performed the central character of Rose. This MTC season marks the first time Mulvany has stepped aside for a different view:
‘I’m really interested to see what Sara does”, Mulvany said.
When talking about the inception of the play, Kate Mulvany said, ‘Suddenly I was a 30 year-old child, sitting at the feet of my various storytellers with eyes wide, mouth agape, listening to tales and emotions and histories never before shared. The only problem was that, in order to tell their stories, I had to tell mine.’
She was shortlisted for the 2004 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and she was the winner of the 2004 Philip Parsons Young Playwrights’ Award, from which The Seed was commissioned. The Seed also won the Best Independent Production award and was nominated for Best New Australian Work in the 2007 Sydney Theatre Awards.
Making her MTC directorial debut, Anne-Louise Sarks tackles this piece after working as part of MTC’s Emerging Artists Development Program in 2010. Currently she is Artistic Director of the acclaimed independent theatre company, The Hayloft Project and has also been Director in Residence at Malthouse Theatre and Associate Artist at Belvoir.
Arts Centre Melbourne’s Fairfax Studion will host the work from 17 February to 4 April 2012, with an official opening night scheduled for Wednesday 22 February.
Director Anne-Louise Sarks
Set and Costume Designer Christina Smith
Lighting Designer Matt Scott
Composer/Sound Designer Jethro Woodward
Cast Max Gillies (Brian), Sara Gleeson (Rose), Tony Martin (Danny)
Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio
Season Dates 17 February to 4 April 2012
Opening Night Wednesday 22 February 2012 at 8pm
Tickets from $56 (Under 30s just $33)
Booking Details The MTC Theatre Box Office 03 8688 0800 or mtc.com.au
Arts Centre Melbourne 1300 182 183 or artscentremelbourne.com.au