7 Captiva Road to make world premiere at Chapel Off Chapel

7 Captiva Road Mikhaela Ebony Sebastian Gunner Helen Doig and Max Garcia-Underwood photo by Greg ElmsAn explosive dark comedic drama about three generations of an Italian-American family preparing for the death of their matriarch, Anthropocene Play Company now brings Melbourne audiences the world premiere of 7 Captiva Road, at Chapel Off Chapel this February.

A loud and brash family with a dark sense of humour, they are a group that delight in breaking each other’s balls, but with the death of their beloved Nonna tensions rise and long-held secrets spill out. Some relationships, if they survive, will never be the same.

Set in New England, 2004, 7 Captiva Road is a riveting tale of generational violence, denial, and abuse. Written by executive producer and writer Andrea Ciannavei (Mayans M.C, Borgia and upcoming Netflix drama The Corps), it was first developed at Labyrinth Theatre Company New York under Artistic Director Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Marking Anthropocene Play Company’s first collaboration with an international playwright, their latest production brings together a superb cast of actors from the Anthropocene Play Company ensemble under the masterful direction of Cathy Hunt (Little Brother, Big Sister, What Every Girl Should Know, Her Father’s Daughter).

The Anthropocene Play Company was established in 2018 by Artistic Director Bronwen Coleman and founding members Clare Larman and Pia O’Meadhra. They are a feminist theatre company committed to championing traditionally sidelined artists of all stripes, and to creating provocative, engaging theatre around the pressing issues of our time.

This powerful premiere season promises an electric and gripping night out for theatre lovers!

Director: Cathy Hunt | Featuring: Mikhaela Ebony, Pia O’Meadhra, Helen Doig, Clare Larman, Bronwen Coleman, Sebastian Gunner, Max Garcia-Underwood | Lighting Design: Tom Vulcan | Sound Design: Jess Keeffe | Set Design: Isabella Edwards | Costume Design: Jessamine Moffett | Operator: Lara Gabor | Writer: Andrea Ciannavei

7 Captiva Road
Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Season: 23 February to 3 March 2024 (previews: 21 & 22 February)
Bookings: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au

For more information, visit: www.anthropoceneplaycompany.com for details.

Image: Mikhaela Ebony, Sebastian Gunner, Helen Doig and Max Garcia-Underwood – photo by Greg Elms