The Temple

A co-production between Pan Pan and The Malthouse May 3 – 26 2019

BE SOMEONE ELSE. JOIN THE TEMPLE.
Welcome to The Temple. Here, we are not ourselves.
No-one ever really wants to be boring old ‘just me’. That’s why the residents of The Temple are always being someone else. Feel free to jump in. It’s a liberating exercise that is really catching on.

Join an orgy of comedic performers for a short course on How to Be Human. Everything’s set for a group session of gags, traumas, banter and tantrums—each as hysterical as the last.

Pan Pan concocts a wild Irish brew with Australian ingredients, including Ash Flanders (Blackie Blackie Brown), Mish Grigor (Ich Nibber Dibber), Aljin Abella, Genevieve Giuffreand Marcus McKenzie.

Be honest with yourself. Admit that you want to pretend. There’s nothing to lose but yourself. Would you really miss it?

Created by Gavin Quinn, the cast and Nicola Gunn
Directed by Gavin Quinn
Performed by Aljin Abella, Ash Flanders, Mish Grigor, Genevieve Giuffre, Marcus McKenzie
Set & Lighting Design by Aedín Cosgrove
Costume Design by Harriet Oxley
Sound Design by Tom Backhaus
Image by Amelia J Dowd

Presented by Malthouse Theatre and Pan Pan and developed with the assistance of the Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland in partnership with the Malthouse Theatre.

All the games are cruel and self-destructive. The characters abuse each other, ignore each other, treat each other like objects. This, it becomes clear, is part of an ongoing and deliberately conscious process that is leading to its own dark end… The wit of the performances, both physical and verbal, is riveting
Alison Croggan, Witness Performance >>

Striking examination of memory and identity… The play explores the mutability of identity, memory and the loss of self through roleplay as the characters engage in mandated exercises from an unseen authority which requires them to connect with each other and break down their ego barriers.
Theatre Press

Presented by Malthouse Theatre and Pan Pan and developed with the assistance of the Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland in partnership with the Malthouse Theatre.
Image: Amelia J Dowd

Dates

  • Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne
    3 - 26 May 2019
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