September will see the Sydney Premiere of a gripping new play by the 2018 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. From Martyna Majok and produced by An Assorted Few in association with KXT bAKEHOUSE , IRONBOUND will play at Kings Cross Theatre in September.
For twenty-two years Darja sits at derelict bus stop littered with cigarette butts and broken beer bottles. An immigrant from Poland, she negotiates for her future with men who can offer her love or security, but never both. The hope of a better life in America is turning out to be impossible. Martyna Majok, recipient of this year’s Pulitzer Prize, has crafted a play about the constant battle to eke out a modest existence as a woman at the bottom of the heap. It’s a story of the highs and lows of life, rich with dark humour, fiful joy and constant struggle underneath the crumbling highway overpasses of New Jersey. An enthralling drama about the women we overlook.
For director Alastair Clark: “Many of us forget the immense physical and emotional labour undertaken daily by working-class women. This is a play that finally showcases that neglected perspective in all of its complexities and contradictions. At its centre is one of the great, powerhouse female roles of contemporary playwriting. Martyna Majok has written a shockingly funny and ultimately devastating play that will challenge and excite Sydney audiences.”
Alastair Clark directs a stellar cast featuring Gabrielle Scawthorn (The Village Bike, Hurt, The Sound of Waiting), Benedict Wall (The Village Bike, Home and Away, Underbelly), Abe Mitchell (Darlinghurst Nights, Love Child), and Ryan Morgan (A Town Named Warboy, #lads).
With thanks to An Assorted Few and KXT bAKEHOUSE Sydney Arts Guide has a double pass to IRONBOUND to give away. This is for the preview performance on Sunday 2nd September at 5pm. To be in the running to win a double pass to IRONBOUND, email (email@example.com) with IRONBOUND as the subject, along with your full name. Competition closes midnight Sunday 26th August, 2018 when the winner will be drawn. Only the winner will be notified and the pass can be collected from the Box Office on the night.