AfterDark Theatre's Society Returns For The 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival
Address: Venues vary - please see booking link for details
Date: 17 to 29 September, 2019
Time: Times vary - please see booking link for details
Ticket: $39 Full, $35 Concession (weekends), $35 Full, $32 Concession (week days), $30 Tuesdays and Grps 6+
Buy / Ticket: https://melbournefringe.com.au/event/society/
Call: 03 9660 9666
Photographer Credit: Jacinta Oaten
Subject: Jacinta Rohan
Influenced by the city of New Orleans and its best party on earth, the Mardi Gras, in the past these infamous festivities were hosted by secret societies competing to uphold the most lavish party in their quarter. Blending Cajun party culture, French exuberance, Creole Voodoo, Masquerade, and breathtaking acrobatics, 'Society' at Melbourne Fringe also features iconic Australian band Funk Buddies. Set to be one of the Festival's biggest party shows, nothing is off limits!
With a star-studded international cast including world renowned Latin Ballroom and Ballet dancers, a competitive Gymnast, Circus Oz and Flying Fruit Fly Circus alumni, and graduates of Melbourne’s prestigious National Institute of Circus Arts performing a mesmerizing mix of contortion, acrobatics, aerial, manipulation, juggling, and dance across the evening, 'Society' delivers audiences a visual feast like no other.
Running since 2007, AfterDark Theatre has built a solid reputation as a high-end design and production company, offering Australian Circus lovers a veritable feast of superior quality shows and events. Previous award-winning productions include 'Pants Down Circus', 'Sediment', 'BARBAROI', 'Element of Consequence', and The Boardwalk Republic; the original Southside hub during Melbourne Fringe. Continuing with that trend, AfterDark Theatre now proudly presents 'Society', a colourful, vibrant, and joyous tribute to the Bourbon Street Circus and the wild nightlife of the French Quarter.
★★★★★ - Theatre People
"...hot, edgy and exciting." - Dance Life
"...an hour of amazement and gasp-inducing feats of skill." - Stage Whispers
Director: Francesco Minniti
Assistant Director: Julie Sharpe
Lighting Designer: Harrison Cope
Costume Designer: Jarrod Cuff
Music Director: Kara Ciezki
Performed by: Tully Fedorowjtsch, Simon Storey, Mimi LeNoire, Zachariah Johnson, Naomie Ding, Kara Ciezki, Funk Buddies, Veronica Waite, and Francesco Minniti