20 June - 24 June
Outer Urban Projects
20 June – 24 June 2017
opening night: Wednesday 21 June
11am performances, 75 minutes with Q&A after the show
7pm performances, 120 minutes including interval and performance by The haBiBis
Wednesday to Friday 11am & 7pm
ticket price: $12 – $35
03 9662 9966
‘Disparate and often unheard voices… that speak eloquently to a sophisticated Melbourne theatre audience…’ Melbourne. Arts. Fashion.
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 Vanilau, Ebony MonCrief, Ileini Kabalan, Koraly Dimitriadis, Genevieve Fry (solo harp), Mahmoud Babz Samoun, Kevin 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
Kevin Nugara | Spitfire
Mahmoud Samoun | Babz
Genevieve Fry – Solo Harp
Komninos Zervos – additional Poetry/Text
Maryanne Lynch – Consultant Dramaturg
Amanda Clarke – Costume Designer
Gina Gascoigne – Lighting Designer
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
Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members