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The Fence

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Photography by Gregory Lorenzutti

What do you do when you can’t look away?

In the quiet streets of an ordinary suburb, the fence between two neighbouring houses comes down. Where once there was a clear separation between you and the couple next door, now there’s only a dirt line and human decency keeping prying eyes out of each other’s backyards. Except you’ve noticed they have a new baby and that she keeps locking herself out. And then there are the sounds late at night that have become impossible not to hear. Should you say something, do something? But is it what you think it is? And is it really your place to get involved?

Shortlisted for the 2022 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award, The Fence is a scintillating solo work about privacy, bravery, and testimony by acclaimed playwright Fleur Murphy (Nothing, Hearth).

Performed by Louisa Mignone (Death of a Salesman, Wentworth, The Twelve), this gripping new play will lead you through the streets we know, shining a light on the violence found in our own backyards.

Artists

Written by Fleur Murphy
Directed by Alice Darling
Starring Louisa Mignone

Reviews

"A down-to-earth piece that deserves the widest possible audience... a remarkable and vivid portrait" - Chris Boyd Arts Review

"A remarkably confident work" - Theatre First

"A compelling production... [Louisa] Mignone is phenomenal" - My Melbourne Arts

"Murphy unflinchingly examines the treads of violence in our society with delicacy, insight and humour" - Stage Whispers

ConteNt Warning

Contains some flashing lights, theatrical haze, and references to, and descriptions of, domestic abuse.

ACCESS

Kingston Arts Centre is wheelchair accessible and accessible toilets are available. For more information please visit: Venue Accessibility.

 

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Date

Friday 23 August, 7.30pm
Q&A following performance

Venue

Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin

979-985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin

Duration

85 Minutes, no interval

Seating

General Admission

Cost

$35.00 Full | $25 Conc | $25 Groups 4+

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