It’s the 3rd of February again and Miss Place, Betty and Lana sit quietly, sipping their shiraz. Slowly and methodically the floor begins to shift, revealing the moss and mud below. A tall crab apple tree pulls out from cupboard doors and a young woman stands at the bar. They nod at her, and she nods back.
Weaving together elements of text, image and sound A Little Room is a startling visual and aural performance piece. Writer-animateur Michelle St. Anne has created a work of heightened detail that will transport you between the ephemeral world of memory, and the not so present.
A Little Room takes you into the lives of three women at different stages; sharing the joys and agony of new found love… and of love lost. Caught in a web of their own making, they wait for the spell to break. These are their stories. Stories about the struggle to cope, about temporary instability, and how memory is instrumental in finding comfort.
From the company that brought you Man 40 seeks Woman with Good Legs and Billie, a girl a swing and underpants returns to Melbourne with A Little Room which enjoyed a highly successful debut in 2011 at CarriageWorks Sydney; running this March at fortyfivedownstairs for two weeks only.
Performed by Susan Miller, Kate Gorman, Michelle St Anne, Gabrielle Quin.
Created by Michelle St Anne, Designed by Joel West, Lighting by Kris Chainey, Sound & Film by Jared Lewis, Music by Alister Spence Trio (with permission).