The Curtain by Daniel Keene
26 February - 15 March
26 February – 15 March 2020
preview: Wednesday 26 February
opening night: Thursday 27 February
Tuesday to Saturday 7:30pm
ticket price: $35 – $48
bookings: 03 9662 9966
Daniel Keene returns to fortyfivedownstairs with The Curtain, written with his characteristically sharp ear for poetry in the dialogue of ordinary people.
Ada Munroe rents her two spare rooms to Leon and Francis, two single, aging men who seem to have come to the end of their road. The small country town where they live is slowly dying; local businesses are closing, familiar faces disappearing. Their narrowing futures seem inescapable. But one night something unexpected happens that shifts how Ada sees her life. And now everything must change.
Directed by Beng Oh and featuring Milijana Čančar, Gil Tucker and Paul Weingott, this premiere production is a funny and fraught autumnal exploration of human foible and friendships.
Originally commissioned by Melbourne Theatre Company, Daniel Keene’s The Curtain was included in the company’s 2012 Cybec Electric Readings program. Written by one of Australia’s most celebrated playwrights, it has remained to date, unproduced.
Writer: Daniel Keene
Director: Beng Oh
Performers: Milijana Čančar, Gil Tucker, Paul Weingott
Sound Design: Ben Keene
Lighting Design: Lisa Mibus
Set & Costume Design: Andrew Bailey
Stage Manager: Teri Steer
Group 6+: $43
Early Bird: $40 (limited availability for performances 28 February – 8 March)
Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members
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