THE TELEPHONE & LA CADUTA DECEMVIRI
WED 19 - SAT 22 JUL @ 7PM
- Adult $35 + Booking Fee
Concession $30 + Booking Fee
- (02) 9550 3666
- General Admission Seating
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The event will incorporate two operas, each dealing with the ambiguities of love in the face of societal expectations and the complex nature of communication.
The Telephone sees a man faced with a dilemma: he is asking his beloved to marry him but encountering a constant barrage of interruptions, this proves trickier than originally expected. Although written before the advent of the Smartphone, The Telephone is highly relevant today as it comically dissects the complicated interactions between technology and everyday life. As hilarious as it is awkward, this heart-warming opera expertly describes the difficulties of today’s ultra-technological society and the responsibility that is open communication, through a lens of (near) matrimonial bliss.
The Fall follows four would-be couples as they negotiate the distance between lust and love in a corrupt, class-based, oligarchic system. Each couple is of a different generation as well as a separate social class but are nonetheless interconnected along lines of servitude, collusion, friendship and family. As each player traverses the limitations of their standing and attempt to reconcile their duty with their hearts, their transgressions as well as their submissions tell a complex and surprisingly accessible story. In the exploration of how and why we reject or accept love, The Fall asks the audience the question: is love ever truly enough?