Coming Soon at the New Venture Theatre
Some Recent Productions
Friday 21 April - Saturday 29 April
A double bill of One Act Plays
Hughie by Eugene O'Neill
directed by Dan Walker
Thursday 18 May - Saturday 27 May
Lulu by Frank Wedekind
directed by Scott Roberts
“Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.” Friedrich Nietzsche
A brand new adaptation of Frank Wedekind's seminal classic. This controversial German play was originally written in 1895 and at the time considered so depraved that the writer's own publisher refused to release the last two acts. There have been dozens of interpretations since, including a silent movie and an opera.
The story follows the life of a passionate young woman whose true nature - one of sexual candour and freedom - leads her on a journey into the moral hypocrisy of bourgeois society and, ultimately, to her tragic destruction.
In a world where a sexual predator can be elected President, there is no better time to highlight this new breed of misogyny, and the double standards confident women face every day.
Friday 16 June - Saturday 24 June
Proof by David Auburn
directed by Claire Lewis
One of the most acclaimed American plays of the century.
On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a young woman who has cared solely for her brilliant, but unstable father, Robert, must deal not only with his death, but with the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire, and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s.
As Catherine confronts Hal’s affections and Claire’s plans for her life, she struggles to solve the most perplexing problem of all. How much of her father’s illness – or genius – will she inherit?
Friday 21 July - Saturday 29 July
Short Play Festival
A selection of quality new writing over six new and diverse plays.