SLUT

Old Fitz Theatre SLUTBack by popular demand following a sell-out performance at Women in Theatre and Screen’s (WITS) Festival Fatale and a nomination for Best Ensemble at the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards, the critically acclaimed production of SLUT by Patricia Cornelius is back for a full Sydney season at The Old Fitz Theatre from 13 June 2017.

Presented by Edgeware Forum and Rue De La Rocket in association with Red Line Productions, this brutal and poetic exploration of the sexuality of young women in contemporary society written by one of Australia’s finest playwrights, Patricia Cornelius, tells a familiar and heartbreaking tale.

Lolita is a slut. So named, so celebrated, until one day she isn’t. The voice of the patriarchy seeps in, it bubbles up, ingested, internalised. SLUT plays in the grey area of sexual empowerment and dangerous sexualisation. This is a space peopled entirely by young women; Lolita and her girl gang.

In SLUT girls evolve before our eyes; their personalities are in the crucible of adolescence, their potential is unlimited. This is the story of women growing into their bodies, owning their bodies and their bodies being owned by others.

“I’m delighted in this team’s commitment to giving this work, which deals so frankly with the complexity of young women and sexuality, a second life,” said playwright Patricia Cornelius.

Director: Erin Taylor Featuring: Julia Dray, Bobbie-Jean Henning, Jessica Keogh, Danielle Stamoulos, Maryann Wright Set and Costume Design: Isabel Hudson Sound Design: Nate Edmondson

SLUT
Old Fitz Theatre, 129 Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo
Season: 13 – 24 June 2017
Information and Bookings: www.redlineproductions.com.au

Image: The Cast of SLUT – photo by Clare Hawley

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