'Utzbach. A town with 280 human inhabitants, a pig population of slightly more and a pub-cum-theatre named The Black Hart. It's a venue that could not be more different to the glittering Gaspoltshofen where Bruscon - an actor often described (by himself) as a national treasure - once performed to an adoring audience of 830. Utzbach represents a terrible low in Bruscon's career but, ever the consummate professional, he is determined that the show he is touring to this cultural backwater will go on.
Preparing this dump for his theatrical extravaganza is a piece of theatre in itself. As a mighty storm gathers overhead, the petty tyrant issues directions to his family-cum-cast. With the Landlord, the Fire Chief, the pigs, the troupe, the town and even the elements conspiring against him, making it to the curtain call could be the greatest challenge Bruscon has ever faced.' Source: http://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/ (Sighted 13/04/2012).
Presented by the Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company at the Merlyn Theatre, 2 April - 5 May 2012.
Director: Daniel Schlusser.
Set and Costume Designer: Marg Howell.
Lighting Designer: Paul Jackson.
Composer and Sound Designer: Darrin Verhagen.
Cast: Bille Brown, Kelly Butler, Barry Otto. Josh Price, Katherine Tonkin, Jennifer Vuletic, and Edwina Wren.