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DREAMERS: The Age- Treading the Boards

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Read article in its original context here by John Bailey for The Age

Dream team of Daniel Keene and Ariette Taylor reunite for Dreamers

Daniel Keene and Ariette Taylor's 2000 production The funniest man in the world. Photo: Jeff Busby

The creative collaborations by playwright Daniel Keene and director Ariette Taylor that went under the moniker of The Keene/Taylor Project resulted in some of the most dynamic theatre of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

A total of 47 productions (including 2000’s The funniest man in the world, pictured) were staged over this period, but though the pair have been busy since, it’s been more than a decade since they last worked together. All of which should make hotter the news that tickets are available for Dreamers, the long-awaited reunion of Keene and Taylor at fortyfivedownstairs.

The work was originally written for France’s Tabula Rasa theatre company, and follows 60-something Anne as she begins a relationship with a much younger man of a different race and “must face an avalanche of prejudice and disapproval”.

Dreamers opens in November, with early bird tickets at $35 on sale now.

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