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The Town Hall Affair

7–13 January

A theatrical reimagining of the raucous 1971 feminist debate
US Embassy Grants Committee SOH Sydney Morning Herald City of Sydney
Sydney Opera House
Drama Theatre
Bennelong Point
Sydney 2000

7, 9, 11, 12 & 13 JANUARY AT 8PM (SMH Q&A ON 9 JANUARY AT 9.05PM)

A RESERVE $86/$77

The Wooster Group | USA
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Based on the film Town Bloody Hall by Chris Hegedus & D.A. Pennebaker

An artful reimagining of the classic 1971 documentary Town Bloody Hall, which captured a raucous debate between author Norman Mailer and leading feminists like Jill Johnston and Germaine Greer (played by Maura Tierney). The debate may have taken place more than 45 years ago, but its themes remain relevant.

Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, co-founder of acclaimed experimental theatre troupe The Wooster Group, the play combines live performance of real-life dialogue from the debate with video footage from documentary, both inhabiting the original film and derailing it.

"Audaciously clever and technically dazzling” The Hollywood Reporter

Make a night of it! Add a Festival Feast at Buckley’s for just $30 (+bf) to your ticket purchase. See the full menu here.

Note: This show has a complete lockout. Please arrive 15 minutes early as latecomers will not be admitted.

Directed by: Elizabeth LeCompte
With: Enver Chakartash, Ari Fliakos, Gareth Hobbs, Greg Mehrten, Erin Mullin, Scott Shepherd, Maura Tierney and Kate Valk.

Book your ticket for Tuesday 9 January at 8pm to take part in a Sydney Morning Herald Q&A With the Artists after the performance, and get a deeper insight into the work.

Photo: Zbigniew Bzymek

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Juicy, visceral theatre
The New York Times
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