MALTHOUSE THEATRE ANNOUNCES PART 2 OF ITS 2022 SEASON FEATURING THREE NEW AUSTRALIAN WORKS

Malthouse Theatre today unveiled three more works in its Season 2022 line up including the world premieres of Anna K starring Caroline Craig ((UnderbellyBlue Heelers) a sinister comedy by Ra Chapman who is making her mainstage debut with K-BOX plus the premiere of Monsters, a co-production with Stephanie Lake Company starring Pamela Rabe.

Tickets to all three productions go on sale, Wednesday 8 June at malthousetheatre.com.au

ANNA K
12 August – 4 September

Commissioned by Malthouse Theatre and written by award winning Austrian playwright Susie Miller (Prima Facie) Anna K weaves a breakneck story of romance, love, power and justice.

Anna Kay – a top rating television journalist, mother and wife – is now a news subject herself, and the haters are piling on. After taking a lifetime to build a successful career with integrity, it has taken one simple tweet to completely unravel it – and the haters are now piing on. She soon discovers that no amount of credibility makes you impervious to the institutions that maintain the status quo. Truth at all costs, but best stay in your lane.

Directed by Carissa Licciardello,  Anna K will star Caroline Craig (UnderbellyBlue Heelers) with Callan Colley (This Time, Maybe) and Louisa Mignon (Wentworth).

ANNA K
A Malthouse Theatre production
12 AUGUST – 4 SEPTEMBER 2022
PREVIEWS Fri 12 Aug, Sat 13 Aug, Mon 15 Aug & Tue 16 Aug
OPENING NIGHT Wed 17 Aug
Merlyn Theatre The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

WRITER / Suzie Miller
DIRECTOR / Carissa Licciardello
CAST / Callan Colley, Caroline Craig, Louisa Mignone
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER / Anna Cordingley
LIGHTING DESIGNER / Paul Jackson
SOUND DESIGNER, COMPOSER & AV
DESIGNER / Joe Lui
Campaign image by Kristian Gehradte


K-BOX
2-18 September

Ra Chapman, Malthouse Theatre’s 2018/2019 writers in residence makes her mainstage theatre debut with K-Box, a comical new play about a 30-something year old Korean adoptee who brings guts and hard truths to the suburban family dinner table.

Lucy hasn’t been home in a while. But she’s quit her job, dumped her boyfriend, and turned up on her adoptive parents’ doorstep needing somewhere to crash. And nothing seems quite as she left it.

George and Shirley don’t know what to do with their daughter. She’s depressed, she’s a mess, and she’s stumbled across an old cardboard box that was once full of childhood memories but is now completely empty.

Lucy and her parents haven’t always seen eye to eye on everything, but when a K-Pop star who mysteriously wanders into their lives, asking dangerous questions about her Korean roots, new fault lines are exposed in the family unit that become impossible to hide.

K-Box will star acclaimed actress and burlesque favourite Maude Davey along with Syd Brisbane (Because The Night) and newcomers Susanna Qian and Jeffrey Liu.

K-BOX
A Malthouse Theatre production
2 – 18 SEPTEMBER 2022
PREVIEWS Fri 2 Sep, Sat 3 Sep, Mon 5 Sep & Tue 6 Sep
OPENING NIGHT Wed 7 Sep
Beckett Theatre The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

WRITER / Ra Chapman
DIRECTOR / Bridget Balodis
DRAMATURG / Mark Pritchard
CAST / Maude Davey, Susanna Qian, Syd Brisbane, Jeffrey Liu
SET DESIGNER / Romanie Harper
LIGHTING DESIGNER / Amelia Lever-Davidson
COSTUME DESIGNER / Romanie Harper
COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER / Marco CherGibard
Campaign image by Tamarah Scott


MONSTERS
24 November – 11 December

From November, the premiere of Monsters sees Malthouse Theatre Artistic Director, Matthew Lutton collaborates with choreographer Stephanie Lake, and Sydney-based writer Emme Hoy to create a chilling adventure into the darkness featuring stage and screen star Pamela Rabe The Testament of Mary, Wentworth) and Stephanie Lake Company dancers.

Over four brief adrenalin filled acts, Pamela Rabe portrays a woman who goes searching for her sister in a chasm that has opened in a city. Conjuring the journey deep into the cavern through haunting text, she encounters metaphoric monsters and a literal monster on the way down.

Three dancers—Samantha Hines, Josie Weise, Kimball Wong—move in and out of the set, a dark and gaping cave, as they evoke images of what she sees in the dark.

MONSTERS
A Malthouse Theatre and Stephanie Lake Company co-production
24 NOVEMBER – 11 DECEMBER 2022
PREVIEWS Thu 24 Nov & Fri 25 Nov
OPENING NIGHT Sat 26 Nov
Merlyn Theatre The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

CREATED BY / Matthew Lutton, Stephanie Lake and Emme Hoy
WRITER / Emme Hoy
DIRECTIOR / Matthew Lutton
CHOREOGRAPHER / Stephanie Lake
CAST / Pamela Rabe, Samantha Hines, Josie Weise, Kimball Wong
SET and LIGHTING DESIGNER / Paul Jackson
COSTUME DESIGNER / Kat Chan
SOUND DESIGNER / Marco Cher-Gibard
Campaign image by Justin Ridler


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