FEATURE | Concrete Playground, Double Feature

Published on May 11, 2015 by Tom Clift

MTC’s Neon Festival of Independent Theatre kicks off with a post-punk prison fantasy.

Maverick Melbourne stage company MKA: Theatre of New Writing will kick off this year’s Neon Festival of Independent Theatre with an electrifying double bill. Opening Thursday, May 14 at the Southbank Theatre, MKA’s Double Feature slams together two brand new Australian plays, and looks guaranteed to give avid theatre buffs bang for their buck.

The evening begins with Lucky, written and directed by MKA creative directors Tobias Manderson-Galvin and John Kachoyan, respectively. Described as a “late-night, post-punk prison fantasy”, the darkly comic play follows a trio of unlikely companions — a thief, a priest and an indigenous executioner — on the edges of a remote penal colony, while tackling contemporary issues of nationalism and power.

After intermission comes the second show, Lord Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise. Directed by MKA resident director Kat Henry and written by New Orleanian playwright Morgan Rose, the kitchen-sink drama is inspired by a real-life story from the wake of Hurricane Katrina, about a man who killed and ate his lover.


published at: http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/mkas-double-feature/