An unpredictable psychological drama about the underlying love-hate relationship that exists between true friends, Play Dead Theatre presents Tape by Stephen Belber at the Court House Hotel until 7 May 2016.
A modern morality tale, Tape is about three old friends battling over the truth of an event that’s haunted them for years. In the course of an hour, in one hotel room, secrets are revealed and alliances altered, but the truth is illusive … even when it’s on Tape.
First produced at the Actors Theatre of Louisville as part of the 2000 Humana Festival of New American Plays, Tape was later released as a filmed in 2001 starring Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and Uma Thurman.
Stephen Belber is an American playwright, screenwriter and film director. His plays have been produced on Broadway and in over 50 countries and include: The Power Of Duff, Match, Don’t Go Gentle, Dusk Rings a Bell, A Small, Melodramatic Story, Geometry of Fire, Fault Lines, One Million Butterflies, Finally, The Muscles In Our Toes, The Transparency Of Val, and Carol Mulroney.
He was an Associate Writer on The Laramie Project, and co-writer on The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. Movies Include Tape, The Laramie Project (Emmy nominated), Drifting Elegant, Management, and Match – the last two of which he also directed. He has received commissions from Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights Horizons, The Huntington Theater, Arena Stage and Philadelphia Theater Company.
Director: Jennifer Sarah Dean Featuring: Adam Hetherington, Michael Mack, Hester Van Der Vyver Set Design: Aline Brugel Production / Stage Manager: Ray Bradbury
The Court House Hotel, 86-90 Errol Street, North Melbourne
Season continues to 7 May 2016
For more information, visit: www.playdead.com.au for details.
Image: Michael Mack, Hester Van Der Vyver and Adam Hetherington feature in Tape – photo by Clarke Scott