The gothic quirkiness of Tim Burton meets the adorable kitsch of Wes Anderson in Benjamin Schostakowski ‘s A Tribute of Sorts – an artful, dark, morbidly funny celebration of the art of theatre itself.
Misfits and batty, teen cousins Ivan and Juniper Plank are putting together a shameless variety show that hints at plenty of potential for derailment while narrating the series of events leading to the demise of 26 infants – each more weird and unfortunate than the last.
Welcome to a weird, warped eisteddfod, where this endearing pair lead you on a brilliantly inventive, wickedly funny journey – in strict alphabetical order, of course – through the short lives of these doomed infants. It’s a madcap ride of technical cleverness that is simultaneously inventive and disturbing, starring Emily Burton and Dash Kruck in performances sure to have audiences giggling guiltily into handkerchiefs.
The winner of four Matilda Awards in 2012 including Best New Australia Work, Best Independent Production, Best Male Actor (Dash Kruck) and Best Female Actor (Emily Burton), A Tribute of Sorts is a showcase for the talents of playwright, director and designer Benjamin Schostakowski.
Unexpectedly endearing, wickedly funny, and pithily punchy in delivery, A Tribute of Sorts is a production that celebrates morbid humour, slick words, foxy timing and the art of theatre itself.
Director / Designer: Benjamin Schostakowski Featuring: Emily Burton and Dash Kruck Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright Animation: Pete Foley Directorial Associate: Lucas Stibbard
A Tribute of Sorts
Bille Brown Studio – Queensland Theatre Company, 78 Montague Road, South Brisbane
Season: 7 – 17 May 2014
Bookings: (07) 3010 7600 or online at: www.queenslandtheatre.com.au
A Monsters Appear production presented by Queensland Theatre Company and Metro Arts. For more information, visit: www.queenslandtheatre.com.au for details.
Image: courtesy of Monsters Appear