Presented as part of the 2017 Melbourne Fringe, the KIN Collective presents the Melbourne premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Eno’s Title and Deed (Monologue for a Slightly Foreign Man) at Arts House for a limited season from 23 September.
Likened to a Seinfeld stand up show – if the audience was from outer space – Title and Deed is a one-man show that dissects our everyday quirks and quibbles with an unapologetic bluntness. Delivered with comic authority by KIN’s Keith Brockett (Ronnie Chieng: International Student, The Librarians), Title and Deed packs a political punch the likes of which Melbourne Fringe is famous for.
“Brockett’s puckish sense of humour and irony make it feel like this play was written just for him,” says Director, Laura Maitland. “His gifts for comedy and language have been widely celebrated since his appearance in 15 Minutes from Anywhere’s Yellow Wave, and his take on Title and Deed will only fuel those rumours!”
Originally developed with the Gare St. Lazare players of Ireland (The Beckett Trilogy, MIAF 2010), Title and Deed introduces us to an unnamed man from Somewhere Else. Over the course of 50 minutes, he pits his own traditions, rituals and habits against our own, and, in doing so, exposes the futility of both.
“… a haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile.” – The New York Times
Title and Deed
Studio 2 – Arts House, 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
Season: 23 – 30 September 2017
For more information, visit: www.kintheatrecollective.com for details.
Image: Keith Brockett