It’s the Bronx. It’s a Monday night, and it’s time to make a change. John Patrick Shanley’s Savage in Limbo is an explosively touching comedy about a group of desperate 32 year old former class mates, tirelessly caught in the limbo of their unexceptional lives.
In the seedy surrounds of ‘Scales’ bar, the five lonely souls search deep within themselves and look to each other in a frantic bid to connect to a world that is beyond the restriction of their own shackles. They might not know where they’re going, but they’ve all got their determination.
Q44 is proud to present their first production by playwright and screenwriter John Patrick Shanley. Q44 is named in tribute to Shanley’s observations of life as he rode the Q44 bus from the Bronx to Queens and this production will showcase his work in all of its combustible glory.
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, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, 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.
“Conceived with sharp insight into the lives of losers, conveyed with a friskly and often hilarious wit…” – NY Daily News.
Director: Gabriella Rose-Carter Cast: Kostas Ilias, Andrea McCannon, Samantha Mesh, Sarah Nicolazzo, Anthony Scundi Set Design: Gabriella Rose-Carter & Samantha Mesh Costumes: Chris Drossos for Red Cross Shops Sound: William Prescott Lighting Operator/Assistant Stage Manager: Will Atkinson Stage Manager: Rebecca Fortuna Producer: Samantha Mesh
Savage in Limbo
Q44 Theatre, First Floor, 550 Swan St, Richmond
Season: 20 August – 6 September 2015 (previews: 18 & 19 August)
For more information, visit: www.q44.com.au for details.
Image: courtesy of Q44 Theatre