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Red Phoenix Theatre’s next production is The Laramie Project; one of the most important plays of the last 20 years. A play that affected a nation and has subsequently directly impacted an international movement for social change and accepting and celebrating diversity.
 

On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of hate that shocked America. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it’s they we hear in this stunningly effective theatre piece, a deeply complex portrait of a community.

Ten actors will play more than 70 characters.

The script is based on the principle of ‘verbatim theatre’. All the dialogue is created from transcripts from the 200+ interviews which were conducted by Tectonic Theatre Project in the city of Laramie beginning just 2 months after the ‘real life’ murder of Matthew Shepard.

Directed by Brant Eustice – winner of multiple awards for both acting and directing. Brant has directed, acted and written for companies including the State Theatre Company of South Australia, Sydney Theatre Company and Slingsby Theatre, Red Phoenix Theatre and the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild.

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Red Phoenix Theatre is back!!

2020 was a horrid and tragic year but we’re fighting back and following our recent sellout seasons of our unique creation, A PROMENADE OF SHORTS, and supporting Verendus Theatrical with their critically acclaimed and sellout production of David Hare’s SKYLIGHT.

 
IN MAY 2021
 
is British playwright, Jessica Swale’s challenging and beautiful play Blue Stockings. The play moves audiences between gritted teeth when faced with the realities of past inequalities, joyous moments of laughter and a bag full of questions about how far we’ve come and how far we still have to travel.
 
Jessica Swale’s Blue Stockings is the empowering and surprising story of four young women fighting for their right to a university education in a world that assumed women belonged at home. First produced professionally at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2013, and a sell-out success, it is now regularly performed by theatre groups in the UK and all around the world. 
 
This will be the play’s South Australian premiere.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Blue Stockings

 

 
 

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