Production still for the Sydney production of "Now that Communism is Dead My Life Feels Empty". L-R: Gibson Nolte, Ben Winspear. Photographer: Brett Boardman
Now That Communism Is Dead My Life Feels Empty
11 October 2006 – 28 October 2006 Tower Theatre
Malthouse Theatre, Kitchen Sink, B Sharp,
Theatre International Collaboration
An intensely humorous and theatrical piece, with an uncompromising and surreal aesthetic by Richard Foreman - godfather of the New York avant-garde.
In a black and white world with shocks of crimson, two alter egos dance, fall down, get up and ponder the mysterious contents of drawers and boxes while desperately wanting to be each other. Fred and Freddie’s philosophical and side-splitting encounters persist in a universe of oppression, spying and mass manipulation.
"RICHARD FOREMAN, ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL FIGURES IN AMERICAN DRAMA, IS WIDELY CONSIDERED THE FOREMOST AVANT-GARDE PLAYWRIGHT IN THE WORLD TODAY."
— The New York Times
"MAX LYANDVERT’S REALISATION REVEALS WHY ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS IN CONTEMPORARY THEATRE HAS ENTRUSTED HIS BODY OF WORK TO THIS TALENTED DIRECTOR/ COMPOSER FROM AUSTRALIA."
— Sydney Morning Herald
Production still for the Sydney production of "Now that Communism is Dead My Life Feels Empty". L-R: Rebecca Smee, Gibson Nolte, Ben Winspear. Photographer: Brett Boardman