SUMMERTIME IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN
Georgia. 1861. A faded Southern belle returns to the family plantation after ten years away from home.
But where has she been? Why did she run? And what secrets are buried in the ol' greenhouse?
From the creators of Little Mercy and When Lorraine Stops Falling comes a sweeping romance, set against the backdrop of the American Civil War.
Performed by OLYMPIA BUKKAKIS, AGENT CLEAVE, GENEVIEVE GIUFFRE, BESSIE HOLLAND, and PETER PALTOS
Created by ASH FLANDERS & DECLAN GREENE
Directed by DECLAN GREENE
Set & Costume Design by MARG HORWELL
Sound Design & Composition by RUSSELL GOLDSMITH
Lighting by KATIE SFETKIDIS
Stage Manager - Melbourne: STEPHEN MOORE
Stage Manager - Sydney: GINA BIANCO
Produced by DANIEL CLARKE for Theatre Works
A Sisters Grimm Production.
WINNER - TIMEOUT MAGAZINE AWARDS - BEST THEATRE (SMALL STAGE)
WINNER - SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS - BEST COSTUME DESIGN & BEST SET DESIGN (Marg Horwell)
NOMINATED - GREEN ROOM AWARD - BEST LIGHTING DESIGN (Katie Sfetkidis)
★★★★★ 'Flanders and Greene twist up the obsessions of Tennessee Williams with the meat from Gone with the Wind and the vivacious good-humour of a burlesque in what is a beautifully self-contained melodrama.' Time Out (Melbourne)
★★★★ 'It is melodrama on amyl nitrate... underpinned by a deftly intelligent subtext that skewers the binary world of white hereonormativity.' The Guardian (Australia)
★★★★½ 'Expect obscenity, a cracking plot, and... a highly sophisticated level of artifice that goes beyond any simple notion of camp to unearth complex truths about gender, race, and sexuality.' The Age (Melbourne)
★★★★★ 'It's absolutely vital theatre. Go and see it and take everyone you know.' Herald Sun (Melbourne)
★★★★½ 'Sisters Grimm tread the line between the frivolous and the furiously political better than anybody making theatre in Australia right now.' The Daily Review (Melbourne)
★★★★ 'The most subversive piece of theatre in town.' The Sun Herald (Sydney)
'They start with a liberating f-you attitude to gender, and grab every fear about political correctness to reveal the dull, hate and ignorance underlying any attitude that refers to "them"' Aussie Theatre
20 NOVEMBER - 14 DECEMBER, 2013
SBW Stables Theatre, Sydney
7 NOVEMBER - 16 NOVEMBER, 2013
Theatre Works, St. Kilda
22 FEBRUARY - 3 MARCH, 2012
The garage of 10 HOBSON ST, THORNBURY