Porn.Cake

Production still for "Porn.Cake". L-R: Christen O'Leary as Anne, Travis McMahon as Ant. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Porn.Cake

By Vanessa Bates

15 April 2011 – 08 May 2011 Beckett Theatre

Malthouse Theatre,

Theatre

The modern sex comedy is turned on its head and the curious nature of our indulgences and obsessions given an enticingly extra twist. Two Gen X couples sit down at a table for some cake, but from the outset distractions, misunderstandings and contradictory desires put a kitchen knife through any chance at pleasantries. Add fairies at the bottom of the garden, stir through some road rage and binge drinking, sprinkle with perverse nostalgia and serve hot.

 

"POLITELY FEROCIOUS AND CHARMINGLY OBSCENE. PORN.CAKE DOCUMENTS LIVES TRAPPED IN THE EXTENDED MOMENTS POST-ADOLESCENCE AND PRE-SENILITY — AND THEN IT FILLS YOUR HEART WITH JOY." 

— Chris Mead, Playwriting Australia

Production still for "Porn.Cake". L-R: Luke Elliot as Bill, Heather Bolton as Bella. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "Porn.Cake". L-R: Luke Elliot as Bill, Christen O'Leary as Anne, Heather Bolton as Bella. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "Porn.Cake". L-R: Luke Elliot as Bill, Christen O'Leary as Anne, Heather Bolton as Bella, Travis McMahon as Ant. Photographer: Jeff Busby
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Production still for "Porn.Cake". L-R: Luke Elliot as Bill, Heather Bolton as Bella. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "Porn.Cake". L-R: Luke Elliot as Bill, Christen O'Leary as Anne, Heather Bolton as Bella. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "Porn.Cake". L-R: Luke Elliot as Bill, Christen O'Leary as Anne, Heather Bolton as Bella, Travis McMahon as Ant. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Creatives

Vanessa Bates

Vanessa Bates

Playwright

Pamela Rabe

Pamela Rabe

Director

Darrin Verhagen

Darrin Verhagen

Sound Designer

Rachel Burke

Rachel Burke

Lighting Designer

Christina Smith

Christina Smith

Costume Designer, Set Designer

Leisa Shelton

Leisa Shelton

Movement Director

Eva Tandy

Eva Tandy

Stage Manager

Acknowledgements

Porn.Cake was originally by Playwriting Australia's National Script Workshop.

Production Program