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LOW

VICTORIAN THEATRE COMPANY

THEATRE WORKS

Two lovers, Jay and Emma, take the law into their own hands as they try to survive the streets of Melbourne. A dark, poetic, love story. 

  8  - 12 NOVEMBER 2022  Explosives Factory

Rear Laneway 67 Inkerman Street, St Kilda (behind the Thrifty-Link accessed via Lyell St and Market Street (both off Inkerman). 

PLAYWRIGHT Daniel Keene

 

 ABOUT 

Emma and Jay are lovers, isolated and outcast from society. Money is scarce and the streets are dark and unforgiving. Desperate to prove themselves and change their fortunes, they take the law into their own hands. They’re good at it. They enjoy taking what isn't theirs… with heartbreaking consequences. 

 

Told through 28 poems, this dark and poetic love story tells the tale of two outcasts trying to claim their place in society. The text is weaved together with an original score that underpins the emotional journey of the young narrators. 

 

As the struggle of isolation is widely felt, now more than ever, Daniel Keene’s LOW (written in 1990), travels through time and grabs us by the heart.

A note from the Company

In May 2022, one day before opening night, covid struck one of our cast members. The season was rescheduled. It was a devastating blow for the company and audience who had their tickets. This November season will be all the more special for it and we can't wait to finally share this incredible play with Melbourne. 

THE PLAYWRIGHT

‘Daniel Keene has written over 70 plays and his work has been produced in every Australian capital city, including at the Melbourne Theatre Company, The Sydney Theatre Company, The Malthouse Theatre, The Griffin Theatre, The Seymour Centre, Theatre Works, The Sydney Opera House and La Boite.

He has won numerous literary and performing arts awards including The Sydney Myer Performing Arts Award, The NSW Premier’s Prize for Literature (three times), The Victorian Premier’s Prize for Literature (twice), The Sumner Locke Elliot Prize and The Adelaide Festival Award for Literature.

Source: danielkeene.com.au

 

Keene wrote LOW in 1990.

 

CREDITS

CAST Matthew Connell & Veronica Thomas
DIRECTOR Jennifer Dean
STAGE MANAGER Harry Dowling
COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN Thomas Kunz
LIGHTING DESIGN Kris Chainey
SET & COSTUME DESIGN Chelsea Neate
PRODUCER Matthew Connell
MARKETING MANAGER Tanith Facey
PHOTOGRAPHY & GRAPHIC DESIGN Chelsea Neate

In rehearsal.

Photos: Chelsea Neate

This production is supported by Regional Arts Victoria