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Differences between us are often the most surprising points of connection.
A few years ago, Adriano Cortese, the director of Intimacy, was living above a shop on a street filled with bars, cafes and restaurants, in Melbourne Australia. One night he decided he wanted to meet some new people so he walked onto the street and introduced himself to strangers walking past.
This was the beginning of a night filled with intense personal dialogue and shared intimacy. This work is based on this event and subsequent meetings with various strangers .Divided into four seamlessly connected scenes, we witness one person as he experiences the intimate lives of others and is confronted with his own. Why is it sometimes easier to be honest with a total stranger than with someone we know? Is this really honesty or just another performance, Intimacy explores the personal and often very intimate revelations that occur when strangers meet.
Ranters Theatre is interested in the nature of performance both in the theatre and outside of it.
Intimacy promises to give the audience a truly intimate experience through both the subject matter of the show and the intimate style of the presentation.
"Intimacy is a stunning psychological and theatrical achievement…We are all in emotional danger if we isolate our souls this extraordinary piece suggests." Emer O’Kelly Irish Independent.
"The performances in Intimacy are beautiful, honest and sublime, as is the play." Holli Harms Front Row Centre (NewYork)
"Adriano Cortese’s restrained and sharp direction is right on the money. All the elements; staging, lighting, sound; are unobtrusive and perfectly pitched. This is one of the cleverest and most enjoyable shows you will see in a while." Prue Bentley ABC Melbourne.
Written By: Beth Buchanan, Adriano Cortese, Raimondo Cortese, Paul Lum and Patrick Moffatt.
Directed By: Adriano Cortese.
Starring: Beth Buchanan, Adriano Cortese Patrick Moffatt
First produced by Ranters Theatre in conjunction with the Malthouse Theatre and Melbourne Festival.
Ranters Theatre is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
THE STREET THEATRE PRESENTS
WEDNESDAY 23 AUGUST 2017 @7:30PM
THURSDAY 24 AUGUST 2017 @7:30PM
FRIDAY 25 AUGUST 2017 @7:30PM,
SATURDAY 26 AUGUST 2017 @7:30PM
SUNDAY 27 AUGUST 2017 @4PM
Street Two - Unreserved | Duration 65 minutes without interval.