by Ang Collins
DIRECTED BY CLEMENCE WILLIAMS, THIS NEW ADAPTATION OF AGAMEMNON BRINGS TWO OF SYDNEY’S MOST EXCITING AND ACCLAIMED YOUNG CREATIVES TOGETHER IN A MUSICAL TOUR-DE-FORCE.
Ten years ago Ari murdered her daughter.
The best-selling memoir she’s written about her harrowing experience has made her extremely wealthy. After an inconvenient jail term and a killer publishing tour, she’s come home to play happy families. The only problem is, her husband’s having an affair with her cousin. And is plotting to murder her.
Watched, narrated and underscored by a chorus (the local community choir whose tour bus Ari totalled) this story of a ruthless woman’s attempt to go home and play nice is spiked with absurdism and black comedy. Ari ignores the warnings of Cassandra - her LSD-dropping and allegedly clairvoyant intern and parole officer - and blindly forges ahead. She wants to come home. She wants her husband back. She wants the life she left behind. Murder hasn’t gotten in her way. Neither has jail.
She’s a woman whose will is her own. She makes it soft for no one.
This production will play at The Old Fitz Theatre in Wooloomooloo.