'A cursed house. A charred man. A reckoning.
'After her twin’s sudden disappearance, Ana falls into a dark alternate world of riddles and dreams. The dead keep playing out the past, the Queen of Eternal Grief is working on a new cabaret number, and two tricksters lead a tribe of lost children.
'If she ever wants to bring her sister home, Ana must recognise her fate and claim an inheritance she never imagined was hers. How far would you go to save your own blood?
'A mix of opera-noir, cabaret and naturalistic drama, Twin is a mythic weighing of the past against the present. Featuring a large chorus ensemble from regional Australia and multiple writers, this is the first instalment of Arthur’s multi episode exploration of the Australian psyche.' (Production summary)
Created in collaboration with the Launceston College Ensemble.
The Myth Project was developed with the assistance of Playwriting Australia and through the Artists on Assignment residency program at The Barn, Shene Estate, Tasmania.
Performed on 10-20 July, 2014 : NEON, MTC’s Festival of Independent Theatre Southbank Theatre, The Lawler.
WRITERS – Amelia Evans & Duncan Graham, with Dan Giovannoni.
DIRECTOR – Paige Rattray
PRODUCER – Belinda Kelly
SET DESIGNER – David Fleischer
COSTUME DESIGNER – Owen Phillips
COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER – Kelly Ryall with Raya Slavin
LIGHTING DESIGNER – Emma Valente
CHOREOGRAPHER – Kurt Phelan
DRAMATURG – Ben Winspear
PRODUCTION MANAGER – Devon Taylor
STAGE MANAGER – Miriam Sobey
with the Launceston College Ensemble