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Thérèse Raquin Presented by Theatre Works and Dirty Pretty Theatre

BY Rohan Maloy | 19-Aug-2014
In a small flat above a small shop in a small arcade lives a small woman trapped in an unwanted life. Forced into an unhappy marriage by her Aunt and stuck caring for her sickly husband, Thérèse Raquin lives a life of quiet desperation. Until she meets Laurent. This brutish man charms his way into the Raquin household and stakes his claim on Thérèse’s heart. Does his love offer her a passionate escape from the dull monotony of her marriage? Or will the affair ensnare her in a situation even more torturous than the life she already leads?
Venue: Theatre Works
Address: 14 Acland St, St Kilda
Date: 14 Aug - 30 Aug 2014
Buy / Ticket: www.theatreworks.org.au
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Call: 03 9534 3388
World Premiere Adapted and written by Gary Abrahams Based on the novel by Emile Zola Based on and adapted from the 19th Century Emile Zola novel Thérèse Raquin tells the story of a young woman trapped in a life of servitude and the desperate measures she will undertake to free herself from her circumstances. Forced by her adoptive mother and aunt to marry her sickly cousin, Camille, Thérèse lives an unhappy and resentful life. When Camille moves the family to Paris Thérèse is doomed to a life of servitude and unhappiness working in her Aunts downstairs haberdashery. When one day Camille brings Laurent, a friend, to visit he unwittingly sets in motion a series of cruel and devastating events that will ruin all their lives. Directed by Gary Abrahams Cast list: Elizabeth Nabben, Aaron Walton , Paul Blenheim, Marta Kaczmarek, Rhys McConnochie, Edwina Samuels, Oliver Coleman Set: Jacob Battista Costume: Chloe Greaves Lighting: Katie Sfetkidis Original Composition and Live Music: Christopher De Groot “ ...Beautifully performed...proves once again that Abrahams is a sensitive and witty adaptor” MCV (Something Natural But Very Childish) “ ...the directors success is in reawakening the possibility of a post ironic theatre” Real Time “ ...Directed with delicacy and finesse...must see theatre: complex, honest and powerful” The Australian (Acts of Deceit (Between Strangers in a Room) “...Abrahams proves an exceptionally keen observer of our subtle frailties...” The Age (Acts of Deceit (Between strangers in a Room) This project has been supported by the City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund Warnings: Adult concepts, strong language, simulated violence, sexual themes   Duration: 2 hours & 35 mins including interval Date: 14 Aug 2014 - 30 Aug 2014 Time: Tues-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun 24 at 5:00pm, [Wed 20th, Thu 21st, Tue 26th, Wed 27th at 1:00pm] Preview: Thurs 14 and Fri 15 Sept at 7:30pm Price: $33 Full / $25 Concession/ $25 Groups of 8+ ( Preview: $25 Full / $20 Concession) www.theatreworks.org.au 03 9534 3388