Winner of the 2009 New York New Dramatists Award and shortlisted for the Patrick White Playwrights Award and the Griffin Prize, Ross Mueller’s Concussion is a violently funny and sexually charged dark comedy of shattered identity playing at The Blue Room Theatre.
Somewhere in a city, a brutally beaten Caesar wakes up with no memory of his past. He lives in a house that might be his with a son he barely remembers, cared for by a doctor who may be his girlfriend. The world around him staggers and falters as he tries to piece his life together, one fragment at a time.
Ellandar Productions artistic director Iskandar Sharazuddin describes Mueller’s complex piece as “a theatrical headache”. “Structurally and thematically there is a lot to overcome, the work is a challenge but easily one of the most exciting pieces of contemporary Australian writing we’ve ever tormented ourselves with.”
Touching on everything from the depths of identity to selfies and teen porn, the play delivers fun and filthy tales of urban life with a stellar ensemble cast including 2014 Performing Arts WA Award-winner Nichola Renton and WA theatre stalwart Richard Mellick, directed by Sarah McKellar.
Director: Sarah McKellar Featuring: Nichola Renton, Richard Mellick, Ian Bolgia, Paul Grabovac, Russya Connor, Danen Engelenberg Movement Director: Katya Shevtsov Set & Costume Design: Iona Mcauley Lighting Design: Beth Ewell Producer: Renae O’Neill
The Blue Room Theatre, 53 James Street, Northbridge
Season continues to 30 August 2014
Bookings: (08) 9227 7005 or online at: www.blueroom.org.au
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Image: Tanya Voltchanskaya