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  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • WHEN /

    20 Feb - 8 Mar

  • DURATION /

    2 hours and 30 minutes, including interval

Season 2013

Hate

// For this politician, the only truth is deceit

Information

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • WHEN /

    20 Feb - 8 Mar

  • DURATION /

    2 hours and 30 minutes, including interval

Meet John Gleason: patriarch, business mogul and politician. Calling his family together for a weekend at the country homestead, he will divide his empire. But as the Gleasons’ are pitted against one another, passions quickly rise and the family’s fortune becomes the least of their concerns. History, anguish and jealousy crack the Gleasons’ perfect façade, revealing a family whose deep pockets have protected some very dark secrets.

25 years after its premiere, Stephen Sewell’s portrait of a monstrous patriarch who would be the country’s king remains startlingly relevant. In this all-too-familiar portrait of Australian politics, power, fear and deceit are inextricable.

The performances are all excellent, especially Zappa’s ruthless patriarch and Linscott’s wilfully oblivious Eloise. Potts’s production is an awe-inspiring opening to Malthouse Theatre’s 2013 season, and a significant revival of a major Australian play.

- MILKBAR BAG
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By / Stephen Sewell
Directed by / Marion Potts
Set & Costume Designer / Dayna Morrissey
Sound Designer / Russell Goldsmith 

Performers / Ben Geurens, Glenda Linscott, Grant Piro, Sara Wiseman, William Zappa 
Stage Manager / Thomas Webster 
Assistant Stage Manager / Tia Clark

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES 

TTT: TIME TO TALK 
Tuesday, 5 March

AUSLAN INTERPRETED 
7.30pm,  Friday 8 March 

key image photography by Scottie Cameron.