Heartstring Theatre proudly present the Australian premiere season of Marie Antoinette
By David Adjmi
Directed by Rachel BaringI was born to be a queen. It wasn’t my choosing, I was born into it.
Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, is only concerned with her macarons and lapdogs. But when the people who have raised her up are suddenly the first to bring her down, Marie is forced to deal with what lies beyond the façade. Historical events from almost 300 years ago are made shockingly relevant as the “It Girl” of Versailles finds herself the centre of a revolution.
From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité!” in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our contemporary society that might just be entertaining itself to death.
Heartstring Theatre is a Melbourne-based theatre company formed in 2016, launching with a Green Room Award nominated all female season of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. They endeavour to create dynamic, thought-provoking theatre, interpreting both classical and new work. The company also strive to address the shortage of great and interesting roles for women by producing plays where at least half of the roles are female.
Serving up Melbourne audiences David Adjmi’s much lauded theatrical sweetmeat, Heartstring Theatre’s latest offering is not to be missed.
Directed by Rachel Baring
Performed by: Elisa Armstrong, Jessica Tanner, Eleanor Howlett, Heath Ivey-Law, Gabriel Partington, and Conor Gallacher
Lighting Design by John Collopy
Set and Costume Design by Eloise Kent
Sound by Linton Wilkinson
Composition by Claire Ewing
Stage Management by Ashley Groenen
Photography by Sarah Walker
“From Valley Girl comedy to mad-scene finale… David Adjmi’s [Marie Antoinette is a] marvelous, disturbing, revisionist take.” – New York Magazine
“Macarons cede to just deserts, gowns to rags, quips to insane ramblings, gilded dream to caustic nightmare. And still the degradation continues.” – Village Voice
5 – 15 July, 2018
Wed – Sat 7.30pm, Sun 5pm
Tickets: $33 Full, $28 Concession, $25 Preview
Bookings: 03 9481 9500 or online at www.weareheartstring.com/marie-antoinette
Venue: Northcote Town Hall, Studio 2 – 189 High St, Northcotewww.weareheartstring.com