MADE IN CANBERRA
THE STREET PRESENTS
IN ASSOCIATION WITH ASPEN ISLAND THEATRE COMPANY
written by Julian Hobba after Herman Melville
SATURDAY 26 JULY @ 7:30PM
SUNDAY 27 JULY @ 6PM
TUESDAY 29 JULY - SATURDAY 2 AUGUST @ 7:30PM
SUNDAY 3 AUGUST @ 6PM
GROUP 4+ $30 ea.
He would prefer not...
"I think that maybe in every company today there is always at least one person who is going crazy slowly" - Joseph Heller
The enigmatic character, Bartleby, embodies the confounding human problem at the heart of the office workplace. Imagined by Herman Melville in his equally enigmatic and acclaimed 1853 story that bears the character\'s name, he asks a timeless question of anyone who works: how much of another person\'s humanity will we bear when it obstructs the flow of our work?
Julian Hobba\'s adaptation of Melville\'s story puts Bartleby in the contemporary Australian office, where the demands of technology and endless economic growth have made the atmosphere permanently schizophrenic. Brilliantly capable, frustratingly unworkable, he forces the wise old lawyer who employs him to judge between the office - that effective system for managing human behaviour - against the weight of the human soul.
STARRING Ben Crowley, Max Cullen, Dene Kermond
DIRECTOR Julian Hobba
SET DESIGN Christiane Nowak
LIGHTING DESIGN Gillian Schwab
Street 2 - unreserved | Duration - approx 140 mins including interval.
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