Date(s) - 5 Dec 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Belvoir Street Theatre
Captioned Performance: Saturday, 5 December 2015 at 2pm
Booking details: http://belvoir.com.au/productions/mortido/
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ABOUT THE SHOW
A co-commission with Playwriting Australia
A co-production with State Theatre Company of South Australia
Mortido is a crime drama, revenge tragedy and morality play rolled into one. In other words, a quintessential Sydney tale.
It begins with a Mexican fable about death and ends in the Western suburbs. In between it takes in the public housing on Belvoir Street, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, quinoa, Nazi Germany, Qantas, Coca-Cola, a seventh birthday party, the Surry Hills police, the property market and a body in the harbour. The connective tissue? Cocaine.
Jimmy is a small-time dealer and Monte is a biggish-time distributor. Grubbe is a detective. They all want the same thing: to live out their lives in leisure. And a water view would be nice. But for Jimmy and Monte to win, Grubbe has to lose. Same goes the other way.
Angela Betzien is a virtuoso playwright who writes a funny line as well as she writes a thrilling plot and a furious social critique. Mortido is her most ambitious play so far, and a brilliant portrait of the emerald city: familiar, bizarre, glorious and mean.
By Angela Betzien
Director Leticia Cáceres
Lighting Designer Geoff Cobham
Dramaturg Anthea Williams
Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
Assistant Stage Manager Edwina Guinness