Griffin Theatre, Sydney
Previews: 1 & 2 November, 2017
Season: 4 – 25 November, 2017
Monday – Saturday, 7pm
Saturday 25 November, 2pm & 7pm
DIirector: Stephen Nicolazzo
Writer: Dan Giovannoni
Based on the book by Christos Tsiolkas
Producer: Jo Porter
Set and Costume Design: Eugyeene Teh
Lighting Design: Katie Sfetkidis
Sound Design: Daniel Nixon
Dramaturgy: Chris Mead
Jennifer Vuletic, Sapidah Kian, Peter Paltos, Paul Blenheim, Brigid Gallacher and Charles Purcell.
Produced by Griffin Indepedent and Little Ones Theatre
Where do the Gods live? Down here, in the sewers, with us…
Ancient Gods were cruel and capricious. In this collection based on the writings of acclaimed author and observer Christos Tsiolkas, humans are their prey. Or the fallen themselves.
Vicious and tender, here is Australia today. From migrant camps to gay saunas, pill-popping hipster dinner parties to porn sets, prison cells to the streets of the Cross, Merciless Gods captures haunting slices of our psyche and unveils the hidden faces of ancient deities on mortal ground.
Intercutting between families, friends and accidental encounters, this is humanity laid-bare – virtuous and vengeful, domestic and divine.
Tsiolkas has entrusted this first ever stage adaptation of Merciless Gods to award-winning queer indie wunderkinds Little Ones Theatre, and award winning playwright Dan Giovannoni. In the hands of these theatre makers this is urgent, dirty, glorious theatre.