Parenthesis – A Comic Fantasy Play

An encounter with a magical fish interrupts a couple’s mundane life by the sea. Drama escalates into chaos as the two women find their love tested by power, ideology, and extraordinary twists of fate. 

The name of the Brothers Grimm conjures up images of princes and princesses, witches and curses, messages and morals. Their collection of household tales is often dismissed as a work primarily for children. But this play explores the timeless appeal of fairy tales for grown-ups as well.

{Parenthesis} reimagines the classic Grimm Brothers tale of The Fisherman and His Wife in a modern context, artfully chipping away at its dated exterior and carving anew a story threaded through with sweetness, subtlety and pathos. Respect for individuality replaces antiquated gender stereotypes. Pragmatism diverts new light on clichés against the pursuit of wealth. Motivated characters with well-established backstories supersede hollow hero-villain tropes.

Dates: Saturday 30 June & 7 July 2018
Time: 5:30 pm
Cost: $27-34
Venue: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne

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