Information

  • WHEN /

    15 -25 Jun

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

Season 2011

Moth

// Sometimes there's no scarier place to be than inside your own mind.

Information

  • WHEN /

    15 -25 Jun

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

Sebastian is a terminally unpopular fifteen-year-old suburban kid, with an overactive imagination and an obsession with anime and death. His only friend, Claryssa, is an emo Wiccan art-freak barely one rung higher than Sebastian on the social ladder.

What starts as just another night drinking down at the cricket nets soon gives way to an ecstatic vision that leaves Sebastian unconscious, their friendship left in ruin. The next morning, he wakes up with a mysterious moth in a jar by his bed, and a calling to save the souls of all humankind.

And so begins the Passion of Sebastian…

Playwright Declan Greene's startling new play won the Malcolm Robertson Prize and was shortlisted for the Victorian Premiere's Literary Award. After sell-out seasons for Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Opera House in 2010, this coproduction with Arena Theatre Company returns by popular demand.

'it is stark, intimate theatre conjured from the visceral ordeal of adolescence.'

-THE AGE

'A keenly directed reminder of the brutalities we ignore, with enough wit and compassion to lift it above the standard precautionary tale.'

- THE SUNDAY AGE

By / Declan Greene
Director / Chris Kohn
Set & Costume Designer / Jonathon Oxlade
Lighting Designer / Rachel Burke
Video Designer / Domenico Bartolo / 21-19
Composer / Jethro Woodward
Dramaturg / Maryanne Lynch

Co-production with Arena Theatre Company. 
Key image photography / Jeff Busby