A darkly comic portrait of two broken people fumbling in the dark towards hope, John Patrick Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea will be presented for a limited season at Siteworks from 6 June 2018.
A man and a woman – both battered, volatile outcasts – meet in a run-down bar in the Bronx. They strike up a disturbing conversation that unravels everything in them. As they battle their pasts, and each other, they must decide if they dare to lower their defenses and risk truly being seen, or instead go down in a blaze of destructive glory. One thing’s for sure… nothing will ever be the same.
Directed and performed by Charlie Cousins (Arms and the Man – STC, The Doctor Blake Mysteries – ABC) and Laura Maitland (The Lonesome West – Kin Collective, Yes, Prime Minister), this subversive, back to basics event promises audiences a unique theatrical experience.
Drawing on the approach of renowned Director and Teacher Mike Alfreds, no two shows will be the same. Harnessing the dynamic nature of live storytelling, every night becomes an immersive experience where players and audience see where the journey takes them. This production promises to be a season where improvised, minimalistic theatre and a much lauded script combine to create compelling viewing.
John Patrick Shanley is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award–winning American playwright, an Oscar winning screenwriter, and a theatre and film director. His theatre work includes: Welcome to the Moon, Doubt, Savage in Limbo, The Wild Goose Defiance, and Outside Mullingar. His Film work includes: Moonstruck, Joe Versus the Volcano, Alive, Congo, Live From Baghdad and The Waltz of the Tulips.
“An explosive, deeply affecting study of alienation and the redemptive power of love.” – New York Daily News
Danny and The Deep Blue Sea
Siteworks, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick
Season continues to 23 June 2018
Information and Bookings: www.trybooking.com
Image: Charlie Cousins features in Danny and The Deep Blue Sea – photo by Sarah Walker