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LOW by Daniel Keene

LOW

By Daniel Keene

 - 12 NOVEMBER, 2022

Explosives Factory
Rear Laneway 67 Inkerman Street, St Kilda.

Playwright Daniel Keene

VICTORIAN THEATRE COMPANY | THEATRE WORKS

CAST
Matthew Connell, Veronica Thomas

DIRECTOR Jennifer Sarah 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

Show Times

Tues 8 NOV, 7:30pm
Wed 9 NOV, 7:30pm
Thurs 10 NOV, 7:30pm
Fri 11 NOV, 7:30pm
Sat 12 NOV, 7:30pm

Duration

90 minutes

Tickets

Full price $45.00
Concession $35.00
Preview $28.00
Mob Tix $20.00

Warnings

Use of imitation firearm, Use of imitation knives, Reference to animal violence, Reference to sexual violence, Language, Depiction of alcoholism and alcoholic behaviour, Blood.

Told through 28 snapshots, this dark love story tells the tale of two young people trying to claim their place in society. 

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.

Set in Melbourne in 1990 during a national recession.

'Veronica Thomas is outstanding in her characterisation as she probes away as Emma and pushes Jay’s buttons.'

'Matthew Connell brings to bear a hangdog look in Jay that only lifts after the “thrill” of another robbery or post coital.'

'Director Jennifer Sarah Dean ensures the play moves along at pace. Scene changes (28 vignettes) are swift and seamless.'

'Plaudits to set and costume designer Chelsea Neate.'
ALEX FIRST | THE BLURB

'Veronica Thomas is a revelation in her role as strung-out Emma'
NAOMI CARDWELL | THEATRE TRAVELS

'Keene's text is well realised here.'
MICHAEL BRINDLEY | STAGE WHISPERS

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.

LOW by Daniel Keene
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