What setting is best to poke fun at other’s misfortunes? Why, a three course dinner party, of course!
Moira Buffini’s contemporary play, Dinner, is wickedly comedic as it is tragic. Centring around host Paige Janssen, the night is to celebrate her husband’s successful new pop-philosophy book being published, entitled Beyond Belief. Guests include an artist, a scientist, a journalist, a politician who cannot attend, and one uninvited stranger. The party is lead by Paige through a series of strange meals, with conversations turning uncomfortably personal. There seems to be no pleasant way this night can end. Continue reading Sharpen your knives for ‘Dinner’ @ Sydney Theatre Company→
This frank photo by Brett Boardman, one of Sydney’s leading stage photographers, of Steven Rodgers and Andrea Gibbs, gets to the heart, the essence, of the Griffin Theatre’s current production, Declan Greene’s, EIGHT GIGABYTES OF HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY, far more than the show’s controversial, attention grabbing title.
Greene’s play is about the struggles, and intersecting journeys of two very ordinary, what could be more ordinary then anonymous, people. As Boardman’s photo shows- with the their slumped, dejected expressions, their zest for life is draining away. It is like neither of them have seen the sunshine for a long time. Greene’s play charts the journeys of these two people as they try to step into some sunshine, companionship and love.