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Calpurnia Descending

13 Nov 2014

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Malthouse Theatre
13-30th November


By Chloe Strahan

Calpurnia Descending is premiering on the 13th of November at the Malthouse Theatre.

This parody play is created by the Sisters Grimm, a Melbourne-based queer theatre group, who frequently dance with the border of inappropriate comedy with their high camp melodramatic stories.

The latest creation by the Sisters Grimm follows Beverly Dumont, a fabulous star turned loner eager to resurrect her on-stage career.

In order to toss the booze and get back in the limelight, Dumont teams up with Violet St Clair, a “starry-eyed” naive character, played by Ash Flanders.

Dumont schemes and screams her way back to Broadway alongside the not-so-innocent Violet St Claire, in a growing catfight between two spotlight-loving divas.

Creators Sisters Grimm says that their playwriting is always “full of passion, jealousy, secrets and insane women. But also about ageing, excess and the terrifying hunger of youth.”

Dumont is played by Paul Capsis who steals the show in this stellar performance. Capsis’s many years of theatre performing is evident in this passionate and hilarious role. Dark, daring and mischievous, his extreme vocal and stage performance is one not to miss.

Coming to Melbourne after a sell-out season in Sydney, Calpurnia Descending will play at the Merlyn Theatre until the 30th November.

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