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BY Geoff Sirmai | 12-Sep-2012
Powerful, darkly funny Shanley play for Sydney from October 16. SAVAGE IN LIMBO is an arresting and brilliantly inventive play which moves from comedy to near tragedy as it explores the hopes and dreams of a group of rootless young ‘losers’ who congregate in a Bronx bar, hoping to find relief from the drabness of their lives. John Patrick Shanley is one of America’s most popular, celebrated and critically-acclaimed writers for stage and screen. A Pulitzer Prize and Oscar Award winner his credits among more than 30 stage works and screenplays include Doubt, Moonstruck, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Defiance and Alive. Here he has written a dramatically compelling play dealing with our search for roots and purpose in an often purposeless world.
Venue: The Tap Gallery
Address: 278 Palmer Street Darlinghurst
Date: October 16th - November 3rd
Time: Tuesday - Saturday 7:30pm
Ticket: $30 / students $20 / groups 10+ $25
Web: www.workhorsetheatreco.com
: www.facebook.com/workhorsetheatrecompany
Call: 1300 31 41 51

Here he has written a dramatically compelling play dealing with our search for roots and purpose in an often purposeless world.

Although filled with comic lines, SAVAGE IN LIMBO has the serious intent of laying bare the unstated dreams and thwarted possibilities of its beautifully broken characters:

  • Denise, the virgin loner;
  • April, the failed nun now local drunk;
  • Tony, the Italian stud who has decided only to sleep with “intelligent ugly girls”;
  • Linda, the self-proclaimed ‘very fertile’ girlfriend of Tony;
  • And Murk, the humourless bartender who oversees all that goes on in his bar.

Beautifully and poetically written, this is arguably Shanley’s best play.

Founded in 2011 Workhorse Theatre Co is an ensemble of hard-working artists committed to taking risks, truthfully telling 'the story' and collaborating on all levels to produce thought-provoking theatre. Its sell-out February production of Sheila Callaghan’s That Pretty Pretty; or the Rape Play made headlines and was both a critical and popular success.

Savage in Limbo is directed by legendary Opera Australia producer/director Stuart Maunder and stars Katherine Beck, Daniel Cordeaux, Troy Harrison, Chrissy O’Neill and Zoe Trilsbach.

Savage in Limbo by John Patrick Shanley

The Tap Gallery
278 Palmer Street Darlinghurst
October 16th - November 3rd
Tuesday - Saturday 7:30pm
Tickets $30 / students $20 / groups 10+ $25
Book www.workhorsetheatreco.com or 1300 31 41 51
Visit www.facebook.com/workhorsetheatrecompany