OUT AT SEA & FOX HUNT

 

THE AUTHOR & THE SHOW

Born in Poland in 1930, Mrozek was a member of the Polish School of Theatre of the Absurd, which emerged after the October riots and Hungarian uprising of 1956. his woeks include The Police, 1958, The Martyrdom of Peter Oheya, 1959, and Tango, 1965, which was the first contemporary Polish drama to enter the repertoire of theatre companies in Western Europe and the USA. Mrozek broke with Polish authorities in 1969, living in the west for many years, returning in the late 1990s to Poland.

Tonight s show is a double bill, consisting of two black comedies Out at Sea and Fox Hunt written in the sixties by S.Mrozek, one of the best-known and most-often-staged Polish playwrights. Those two one-act plays, together with his other works, are fine examples of Mrozek s ability to blend naturalism with absurdity. Their Kafkaesque atmosphere and the sinister metaphors, which dominate his work, characterize all Mrozek s plays. He presents simple, yet unusual situations combined with human behaviors and uncovers the comical and absurd side of life. His plays are allegories of power and its attainment through physical force, politics and whatever it takes to get you through the day. They deal with the relationship between the experience of an individual and impersonal corrupted common good.

 

Out at sea

~Cast~

>brent alderdice <

> mitchel Hannaford <

> travis jeffery<

>billy minshull <

> tessa smith<

 

Fox hunt

~Cast~

>brent alderdice <

> ryland brown <

> lioni gloster <

> meg Hamilton<

>danni hradsky <

> matthew lancaster <

> jessica lawther<

>billy minshull < 

> tessa smith<

 

 

 

THE CAST

Most of the cast has been involved in theatre productions for about three years (Yarra Valley Theatre Group, school productions etc.). All of them but one - Lioni, 10, are students of high schools, aged between 13-18. This group of young, energetic and full of potential people has been working hard on this challenging production, which has given them another chance to improve their acting skills and workshop. They have had an opportunity to grasp a different sense of humor and meaning hidden behind the lines in both of the performed plays.