Outhouse Theatre Co and Seymour Centre present John
Address: City Rd & Cleveland Street, Chippendale NSW 2008
Date: 19th September to 12th October 2019
Time: All Performances 7pm
Ticket: Full $47 / Concession $38 / Preview $33
Call: (02) 9351 7940
The house has a bloody civil war past. It’s filled with figurines and tchotchkes. And dolls. Many, many dolls… Here, affable Mertis tells ghost stories, offers fudge and records the sunsets. Meanwhile, Elias and Jenny bicker painfully, and Mertis’s elderly friend, Genevieve, describes being haunted by the spirit of her ex-husband.
Hundreds of eyes watch on. Childhood trauma, Latin incantations, lists of birds, Lovecraftian monsters, a watchful universe, mistrust, infidelity, and one very angry American Girl Doll are just a few of the troubles that disturb the air over one fraught post-Thanksgiving weekend.
Mysteries abound as Annie Baker explores how alone we really are in the universe with her unique blend of wit, empathy and deep insight.
Sydney Theatre Award nominated Craig Baldwin directs this production. He is accompanied by a brilliant cast of young and veteran talent: Shuang Hu (The Family Law), James Bell (Outhouse Theatre Co’s The Aliens), Belinda Giblin (Griffin Theatre Company’s The Turquoise Elephant, The Old Fitz’s Blonde Poison) and Maggie Blinco (STC’s Summer of the Aliens, KXT’s Omar and Dawn) will take us on a rich, uncanny journey into the human psyche.