It’s Friday night. Stag Lee is 17, bored and figuring out how to make fast money. Silent Leila is at the all-night superstore feeling stupid and ugly, wishing she lived inside the pages of a celebrity magazine. Suddenly, a chance meeting and a shocking life-changing event sees the duo heading north in search of refuge.
“Yellow Moon is a highly poetic, non-naturalistic piece of theatre that travels fluidly through multiple locations and narrative style,” says director Leticia Caceres.
“It’s a modern and tenacious love story with a dark heart, taking us on a journey with two young people as they face their troubles and the unexpected. It’s thrilling, dramatic and an especially exciting piece to present to senior drama students.”
David Greig is a writer and theatre maker based in Scotland. As a leader in writing for young audiences, his work in this area includes The Monster in the Hall, Yellow Moon, Gobbo and Dr Korczcak’s Example. He also wrote the book of the stage musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which is currently playing on the West End.
Grieg’s other award-winning work includes The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Midsummer, Dunsinane, Damascus, Outlying Islands, The American Pilot, Pyrenees, The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union, The Architect and Europe. He has also written a number of adaptations including Creditors, Tintin in Tibet, When the Bulbul Stopped Singing and Peter Pan.
MTC Associate Director Leticia Cáceres has been lauded as one of the most exciting talents in the country. She directed Cock, Constellations, Helicopter and Random (nominated for three Green Room Awards) for MTC; Miss Julie and The Dark Room (nominated for seven Sydney Theatre Awards) for Belvoir; and The Orphanage Project, Far Away, and Memory of Water for QTC.
She is co-founder of independent theatre company, RealTV whose award-winning works include Hoods (nominated for a 2008 Helpmann Award), War Crimes, and Children of the Black Skirt.
Director: Leticia Caceres Cast: Mark Constable, Daniela Farinacci, Naomi Rukavina, Luke Ryan Set and Costume Designer: Melanie Liertz Lighting Designer: Lisa Mibus Sound Designer: THE SWEATS
The Lawler – Southbank Theatre, 140 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
Season: 2 to 16 May 2014
Bookings: (03) 8688 0800 or online at: www.mtc.com.au
Regional Tour: 19 – 31 May 2014
Bookings: Regional Arts Victoria – firstname.lastname@example.org
This production is suitable for ages 15 +
Geelong Performing Arts Centre, 50 Little Malop Street, Geelong
Performance: Monday 2 June 2014 – 1.00pm & 7.00pm
Yellow Moon is an MTC Education production and is suitable for ages 15+. For more information, visit: www.mtc.com.au for details.
Image: Roline Laporte (photo) / Marie-Love Petit (graphic design) – courtesy of MTC