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The Chain Bridge
AM I, OR AM I NOT?
Imre is an ‘almost failed’ academic - a public intellectual struggling to write the book about his family’s Budapest history that will save his career and maybe his marriage. If only he can he get the story straight. Then again, does he want to?
Over one epic night involving bad fish soup, Silberberg’s day-old bread and a lot of red wine, old scars are scratched open as Imre and his wife, Sarah, press Imre’s mother, Eva, and her oldest friends, Katalin and Jozsef, into revealing the truth.
Canberra-based playwright Tom Davis hurtles us from an intimate dinner in Richmond, to the streets of 1956 Budapest, Nazi-occupied Hungary, and sixties Melbourne dance halls, in an explosive collision of truth and lies, history, morality and shame.
Davis’ tale of survival and twisted love is now evocatively rendered by director Caroline Stacey, melding visually imaginative staging, captivating design, suspense, and raw emotion and laughter with this outstanding ensemble of actors.
The darkness of war-torn Europe seeps through the quiet night of an Australian suburb, as old refugees and their children try to find a way to love after horror. Does history ever release us?
Street One - reserved | Duration - 150 minutes incl. interval.
presented by The Street
Starring award-winning actress Geraldine Turner as Eva
with Peter Cook, Kate Hosking, Zsuzsi Soboslay and PJ Williams
Director: Caroline Stacey
Design: Imogen Keen
Lighting Design: Gillian Schwab
Sound Design: Kimmo Vennonen
PRE-SHOW DINING AVAILABLE AT AS YOU LIKE IT CAFE BETWEEN 5:30PM AND 7PM SATURDAY 21, WEDNESDAY 25 - SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER