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An exploration into the everyday

09 Feb 2017

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Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) returns in 2017 with the intriguing play ‘John’ - the latest highly acclaimed work from Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Annie Baker.

Opening on February 16 at the Fairfax Studio and running through until March 25, John is a captivating play starring Helen Morse, Ursula Mills, Johnny Carr and Melita Jurisic and directed by MTC associate director Sarah Goodes.

Over the past decade, Ms Baker has found poetry in extraordinary dialogue and ultra-ordinary situations. In John she splashes in a liberal measure of Gothic eeriness.

A young couple, Jenny and Elias, arrive late one evening at Mertis Graven’s bed and breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – the historic site of a terrible Civil War battle.

They are trying to get over some history of their own. Each is prickly and easily feels the other’s stings.

“John explores and celebrates the unique quality of immediacy and intimacy of theatre. It activates the extraordinary inside the everyday and burrows towards the human need for connection and empathy,” Ms Goodes said. “The opportunity to see this astonishing new piece of writing brought to life by some of the country’s most experienced and talented actors, is a remarkable opportunity not to be missed.”

For more information and tickets visit mtc.com.au

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