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Poetic License

20 June - 24 June

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Outer Urban Projects

20 June – 24 June 2017
opening night: Wednesday 21 June
duration:
11am performances, 75 minutes with Q&A after the show
7pm performances, 120 minutes including interval and performance by The haBiBis
times:
Tuesday 11am
Wednesday to Friday 11am & 7pm
Saturday 7pm
ticket price: $12 – $35
bookings:
03 9662 9966

book online

‘Disparate and often unheard voices… that speak eloquently to a sophisticated Melbourne theatre audience…’ Melbourne. Arts. Fashion.

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Ebony MonCrief

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Grace Vanilau

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Kevin Nugara

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Mahmoud Samoun & Ileini Kabalan

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Ileini Kabalan

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Kevin Nugara

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The HaBiBis

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Kevin Nugara, Dante Sofra, Mahmoud Babz Samoun

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Once upon a time a God believed that he could save an ancient city from ruin by bringing a dead poet back to life. And now the need has again arisen – Our world, our city, our neighbourhood – is in need of poetry and a great poet to save it. A leader, an inspirer, an orator.

A unique theatrical take on Aristophanes’ ancient Greek masterpiece ‘The Frogs’, Irine Vela has assembled an impressive array of performers and musicians to reveal the power and limitations of words and to wrangle the timeless question – Can the spoken word move and inspire. Can it change anything?

Following its sell out debut season in Melbourne Writers Festival (2014).  Poetic License returns with the talents of Rod Quantock, Grace VanilauEbony MonCriefIleini KabalanKoraly DimitriadisGenevieve Fry (solo harp)Mahmoud Babz SamounKevin Nugara, Dante Sofra and musicians Mulaim Vela and Pascal Latra.

The evening performances include a double bill with  Aria Award winners ‘The HaBiBis’ with Irine Vela, Pascal Latra and Muliam Vela playing traditional and contemporary music from Greece, Anatolia, Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean.

 

11am performances are followed by a Q&A.

Click here for a preview of the Poetic License performance

 

Poets, Performers and Musicians
Irine Vela – Director
Rob Quantok
Dante Sofra
Ebony MonCrief
Grace Vanilau
Ileini Kabalan
Irine Vela
Kevin Nugara | Spitfire
Komninos Zervos
Koraly Dimitriadis
Mahmoud Samoun | Babz
Mulaim Vela
Genevieve Fry – Solo Harp
Pacalia Latra
Komninos Zervos – additional Poetry/Text
Maryanne Lynch – Consultant Dramaturg
Amanda Clarke – Costume Designer
Gina Gascoigne – Lighting Designer

The HaBiBIs:
Mulaim Vela
Irine Vela
Pacalia Latra

Ticket Prices:

Full: $35,
Concession: $25,
Student Group 10+: $12 phone bookings only

For school group inquiries please contact the venue on (03) 9662 9966 or
David from Outer Urban Projects on (03) 9350 6517 / 0424 100 895

NO BOOKING SURCHARGE

Concessions:

Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members

Please note:
11am performances are followed by a Q&A | The haBiBis will perform during the 7pm shows only

Details

Start:
20 June
End:
24 June
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Venue

fortyfivedownstairs theatre
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Phone:
03 9662 9966
Website:
http://www.fortyfivedownstairs.com/