From the pen of Will Eno, who was described by the New York Times as ‘a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation’, comes a 70-minute monologue of disarming wisdom, Title and Deed, downstairs at the Belvoir St. Theatre from 15 October 2016.
Eno’s break-through play Thom Pain (based on nothing) catapulted him to worldwide acclaim and a Pulitzer nomination. In Title and Deed he once again crafts a monologue of such disarming wisdom that it seems as if it were not written down at all.
The Slightly Foreign Man is called The Traveller. He tells us from the outset he is ‘not from here’; his eccentric world is our world too – but seen through the eyes of someone who looks in from the outside. Is he a migrant? Refugee? A prophet from the wilderness to remind us who we are? Or is he from somewhere even further away?
Directed by Jada Alberts and featuring Jimi Bani as The Traveller, between them they’ll bring a distinctly Australian perspective to this international hit.
Jimi Bani has made his mark on stage and screen – winning acclaim for his portrayal of Eddie Mabo in the telemovie Mabo, and delighting Belvoir audiences in Peter Pan and The Sapphires. Jada Alberts made a startling playwriting debut with 2014’s Brothers Wreck along with leading roles in This Heaven (Belvioir) and Cleverman (ABC1); with Title and Deed she makes her next debut as a director.
“Leaves you happily word-drunk! Gorgeously and inventively wrought. Haunting and often fiercely funny…” – New York Times
Director: Jada Alberts Performer: Jimi Bani Set & Costume Designer: Anna Gardiner Lighting Designer: Ross Graham Composer and Sound Designer: Kelly Ryall Stage Manager: Kaytlin Petrarca
Title and Deed
Downstairs – Belvoir St Theatre, 25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills
Season: 15 October – 6 November 2016
Information and Bookings: www.belvoir.com.au
Image: Jimi Bani features in Title and Deed – photo by Brett Boardman