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The Rapture Chapter II: Art vs Extinction

4 September - 29 September

Finucane & Smith presents

The Rapture Chapter II: Art vs Extinction

4 – 29 September 2019

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‘Finucane’s incredible talent as a specialist in creating unforgettable, absorbing and transformative theatrical extravaganzas is not to be missed.’ Stage Whispers



4 – 29 September 2019

opening night: Saturday 7 September
duration: 120 minutes plus interval
Ray Dimakarri Dixon album launch:
Sunday 15 September 7.30pm
Wednesday to Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 5:30pm
ticket price: $25 – $98
bookings: 03 9662 9966

warnings: contains haze, nudity and loud noise
please note: booking General Admission tickets and they are showing as ‘sold out’? – please check the Melbourne Fringe website here.

Moira Finucane, one of the world’s greatest performance chameleons, a magic realist genius, an apocalyptic rock goddess, brings home Chapter II in her mind-stunning party on the edge of the abyss. The Rapture. Art vs Extinction. A transcendent, synaesthetic emporium of gothic-erotic dreams, rock’n’roll angels, soul searing music, porcelain icicles, couture, sculpture, skin shedding tales and total art gesamtkunstwerk.

Commissioned by Climakaze Miami and Mesto Zensk/City of Women Festival Slovenia, winner of the Climakaze Award for outstanding artwork in climate justice, and universally acclaimed in its 2017 Australian premiere at fortyfivedownstairs, The Rapture returns. Rapture Chapter II comes direct from Antarctica, Berlin, Prague and the Tibetan Plateau.

Come party at the edge of the abyss.

★★★★ ‘In a very tangible way, the second installment of Moira Finucane’s Rapture Art vs Extinction cycle stays with you long after the show is over’ The Age

★★★★★ ‘An experience to remember’ Theatre People

‘Finucane’s heart remains bigger than Antarctica in highlighting how art can change the world’ Myron My, My Melbourne Arts

‘You will be thrilled, compelled and dragged away from cosy indifference but you are not left abandoned or without hope…Can art be a means to make a difference?… Most definitely!’ Australian Stage


Starring Moira Finucane with glacier choir: beyond gender diva Mama Alto; 85-year-old song bird Shirley Cattunar; operatic star Piera Dennerstein and featuring Ray Dimakarri Dixon.

Moira Finucane – Creator, Writer + Performer
Finucane & Smith – Producers
Jackie Smith & Moira Finucane – Direction
Rachel Lewindon – Pianist and Composer
Shinjuku Thief (Darren Verhagen, Ben Keene) & Adam Hunt – Composition
Eleanor Nalyirrima Dixon – Songwriter For Ngarna
Jennifer Hector – Lighting Design
William Eicholtz, Catherine Lane, Rose Agnew, Josh Weeks, Arts Project Australia Artists – Visual Art
Andrea Brabazon (Loafer Bread) – Edible Visual Art
Gun Shy Design, Anastasia La Fey, Bryn Meredith, Angela Clark, Shirley Keon of Keon Couture, Isaac Lummis, Eugyeene Teh, David Anderson – Costume
Nic Dorward – Provocateur
Kath Papas – Creative Producer
Rockie Stone – rigging and wrangling
Jodie Hutchinson, Paul Dunn, Generacion Asere, Simon Schluter courtesy The Age Fairfax, & in Antractica, wildlife photographer Scott Portelli – Photos
Tear it up design – Graphic Design

Ticket Prices:

All seats EXCEPT Peanut Seats are at cabaret tables

In the Heart of the Rapture: $98 (the very best seats in the house)
Catwalk Full:
$78 (next to the action)
Catwalk Concession: $68
General Admission Full: $48
General Admission Concession: $38
Group 6+: $38 (General Admission only)
Peanut Gallery/Artists: $25 (in the stands)

*booking General Admission tickets and they are showing as ‘sold out’? – please check the Melbourne Fringe website here.


Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members

Please note: a booking fee of $0.50 applies to each ticket purchased online or over the phone


4 September
29 September
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