It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a clerk.
– Bertolt Brecht
This electrifying, breakneck odyssey of hate from Doppelgangster (UK/AUS) – world leaders in iconoclastic, political performance – drag Brecht’s Epic of corporate greed into the 21st Century.
Sacrificing their own humanity at the stage’s edge MKA’s Tobias Manderson-Galvin and German performance artist Grace Lauer’s hypnotic and darkly-comic performances will make Brian de Palma seem banal, Die Antwoord restrained, and Zizek a philistine.
Take a class-war battlefield flashback in this brutalist, sadistic, and prophetic spectacle. Feel a cool trail of sweat down your cheek from a vicious score by Jules Pascoe (JAALA, JazzParty, Husky), guest performance by Antoinette Barboutis (the ethics of paediatric haircut for long hair), and get shockingly intimate with one of the most phenomenal live performance companies in action.
Strictly for audiences 18+. Not that we’re checking IDs. Ok. Let’s just say ‘mature’ audiences. How would we even assess that?! Contains adult content, adults, and content. Fine. Teenagers welcome.
Puntilla/Matti takes place in a theatre. Enjoy your seat.
THIRD AND FINAL WARNING
There is definitely going to be one of those ticketing booking fees.
– Daily Review
– Audrey Journal
– Sydney Arts Guide
– TheBuzz Sydney
– Stage Whispers
Concept+Text TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN
after BERTHOLD BRECHT after HELLA WUOLIJOKI
Direction TOBIAS MANDERSON GALVIN
Performance TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN +
GRACE LAUER + ANTONIETTE BARBOUTTIS
Dramaturgy DR TOM PAYNE +
Composition JULES PASCOE
Scenography ANTOINETTE BARBOUTTIS +
Set Realisation COLIN EMMERTON
Photography WILSON LIEW
Kings Cross Theatre, Sydney
25 Sep – 14 Oct, 2017
Puntila/Matti is a Doppelgangster production presented by Theatre MK-Alpha in association with KXT bAKEHOUSE (Sydney); at Kings Cross Theatre, with opening week in Sydney Fringe