A new production of Louris van de Geer’s play TUESDAY explores the origins of violence in a consumer-driven modern society. TUESDAY is an intricate satire of social alienation, unravelling in a suburban supermarket. It follows both the thoughts and actions of four individuals, culminating in a shocking act of violence.
Equal parts David Attenborough documentary on suburbia and a darkly funny Cohen Brothers film; van de Geer’s dry humour explores the nature of violence as well as the flawed nature of our commodified communities.
Duncan Fellows (The Letdown), Frances Duca (Ali’s Wedding), Tom Anson Mesker (Belvoir’s A Taste of Honey) and recent NIDA graduate Bridie McKim will play four people whose lives are brought together in a supermarket.
Director Nell Ranney says “We all know what’s it’s like to do the grocery shopping without ever making eye contact with the people walking up and down the aisles alongside you. It’s the perfect setting to ask what’s going on in the heads of our neighbours.”
TUESDAY touches on some dark themes, including anxiety, social alienation, depression and violence against women in ways we’ve rarely seen before. It explores mundanity and darkness in funny and surprising ways.