ALL ABOARD FOR A WILD RIDE, BACK TO WHEN RULES WERE BLACK AND WHITE
The history teachers at Hanover Middle School have an R-rated lesson in store. Take your seat.
Today’s subject is race, with a little sex, history and power on the side.
Let’s have fun with it.
Let’s play a game.
Yes, you’re all invited to watch.
Underground Railroad Game is a darkly comedic take on how the post-colonial world has become jaundiced by its racially-charged backstory. With repartee, acuity and nudity, creators and performers Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard interrogate the confusion of arguments and stereotypes that have arisen from the shadows of Western society.
The New York Times heralds it as one of the best, most influential American plays of the last 25 years. Join Malthouse Theatre on this wild ride, conducted by the original 2017 Obie Award-winning company, straight from the USA.
There’s a shift-in-your-seat experience to be lived here. What you get from it will depend on how you play the game.
"A SHOW I'LL BE THINKING ABOUT FOR YEARS TO COME"
"KIDWELL AND SHEPPARD ARE BOTH SUPERB"
"ARRESTING AND UNMISSABLE PRODUCTION RIPE FOR OUR TIMES"
"[UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME] TAKES ON THE WORLD"
PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
Malthouse Theatre presents The Ars Nova Production of Underground Railroad Game.
Key image: Cade Martin Photography
Images: Ben Arons & Phoebe Powell
|CREATED BY /||
Jennifer Kidwell & Scott R. Sheppard with Lightning Rod Special
Jennifer Kidwell, Scott R. Sheppard
|PRODUCTION DESIGN /||
|LIGHTING DESIGN /||
|SOUND DESIGN /||
Event & ticketing details
Dates & Times
|PREVIEW||7pm, Wed 30 Jan|
|OPENING NIGHT||8pm, Thu 31 Jan|
|TIME TO TALK||7pm, Tue 5 Feb|
|MONASH MEETS MALTHOUSE||2pm, Sat 16 Feb|
|AUSLAN INTERPRETED||8pm, Fri 1 Feb|
The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006Get directions
TrainAny train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.
TramThe No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.
75 minutes (no interval)
Contains nudity, strong language, adult content, and material that some audience members may find confronting.