The Histrionic

Production still for "The Histrionic". L-R: Katherine Tonkin as Erna, Bille Brown as Bruscon, Kelly Butler as The Landlady. Photographer: Jeff Busby

The Histrionic

By Tom Wright

02 April 2012 – 03 May 2012 The Malthouse

Translated from Thomas Bernhard's Der Theatermacher

Malthouse Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company,

Translation Theatre Co-Production

Bruscon is a national treasure, intellect nonpareil, and finest living actor to grace the stage. But what happens when a talent that knows no bounds is dropped into a tiny hamlet more notable for the number of local pigs than its appreciation of the theatre?

Also performed at The Wharf as part of Sydney Theatre Company's 2012 season (15 June - 28 July).

Production still for "The Histrionic". L-R: Barry Otto as The Landlord, Kelly Butler as The Landlady, Bille Brown as Bruscon, Josh Price as Ferrucio. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "The Histrionic". L-R: Josh Price as Ferrucio, Bille Brown as Bruscon, Katherine Tonkin as Erna, Jennifer Vuletic as Madame Bruscon. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "The Histrionic". L-R: Katherine Tonkin as Erna, Bille Brown as Bruscon, Edwina Wren as Sarah. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "The Histrionic". Bille Brown as Bruscon. Photographer: Jeff Busby
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Production still for "The Histrionic". L-R: Barry Otto as The Landlord, Kelly Butler as The Landlady, Bille Brown as Bruscon, Josh Price as Ferrucio. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "The Histrionic". L-R: Josh Price as Ferrucio, Bille Brown as Bruscon, Katherine Tonkin as Erna, Jennifer Vuletic as Madame Bruscon. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "The Histrionic". L-R: Katherine Tonkin as Erna, Bille Brown as Bruscon, Edwina Wren as Sarah. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "The Histrionic". Bille Brown as Bruscon. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Creatives

Darrin Verhagen

Darrin Verhagen

Composer, Sound Designer

Tom Wright

Tom Wright

Translator

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

Daniel Schlusser

Daniel Schlusser

Director

Thomas Bernhard

Playwright

Marg Horwell

Marg Horwell

Costume Designer, Set Designer

Meg Deyell

Meg Deyell

Stage Manager

Alice Fleming

Alice Fleming

Assistant Stage Manager

Acknowledgements

A Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company co-production. Proudly supported by Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.

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