The HotHouse Company has partnered with Black Swan State Theatre Company to bring audiences a Live Broadcast of Switzerland by Joanna Murray-Smith on Friday, 1 September 2017 at 7.30pm.
The production is planned for High Definition broadcast from the State Theatre Centre of WA in Perth to All Saints’ College’s Centre for Performing Arts.
By Joanna Murray-Smith
When using words for weapons, how far do you go before it cuts too deep?
The late Patricia Highsmith penned some of the most exhilarating suspense novels of all time, some becoming major cinematic adaptations including; The Price of Salt recently released as the ﬁlm Carol, The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train. Now the acerbic author herself is centre stage in this edge-of-your-seat thriller by acclaimed Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith (Honour, The Female of The Species, Ninety and Day One, A Hotel, Evening).
The subject – writer Patricia Highsmith, lives a reclusive life in the Swiss Alps surrounded by her collection of books and antique weapons. The prickly genius facing the end of her life has withdrawn completely from the world, ﬁnding solace in her seclusion, her cats and cigarettes. Until one day a young man, Edward Ridgeway, intrudes into her place of refuge. He’s yet another irritating delegate from her publisher demanding a contract for one ﬁnal instalment. Speciﬁcally another psychological thriller featuring her beloved muse and most infamous literary creation, Tom Ripley.
Winner, Best New Australian Work at the Sydney Theatre Awards (2014), and programmed by almost every state theatre company in the country – it’s now our turn to lure you into a booby-trapped plot, a tense and furious battle of wills and words.
FEATURING Jenny Davis, Giuseppe Rotondella
DIRECTOR Lawrie Cullen-Tait
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Bruce McKinven
LIGHTING DESIGNER Lucy Birkinshaw
SOUND DESIGNER Ash Gibson Greig
Friday, 1 September 2017 | 7.30pm
All Saints’ College Centre for Performing Arts
Tickets: $5.00 per person – All proceeds donated to Nulsen Disability Services
Some adult themes, simulated smoking | Suitability – Ages 15+
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