10 MAY – 3 JUN 2018
TWISTS IRREVERENT SEX COMEDY AND SARDONIC LITERARY SATIRE INTO A WARTS-AND-ALL TAKE-DOWN
BURSTS OFF THE STAGE
CATHERINE DAVIES AS NATALIE IS A FIREBALL, SPARKING WITH ENERGY
A VIBRANT, LAYERED COMIC EXPLORATION OF STEREOTYPES...HILARIOUS
Natalie Yang's career is going up. Or, so she thought. Her semi-autobiographical sex-positive debut novel, Banana Girl, has finally hit the shelves, but it's not quite the best-seller she hoped it would be. The career success of her rival, Lu Lu Jayadi, an award-winning author of clichéd migrant stories, sends Natalie’s confidence spiralling out of control.
Natalie is only one bender away from cracking her next big idea, but it may take a shame spiral in a luxury shopping centre to get there. Her career come-down is about to get very real.
Leticia Cáceres directs this side-splitting comedy on the contradictions of Melburnian multiculturalism, from the fast-paced mind of Hmong-Aussie playwright Michele Lee (winner of the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, for Rice).
PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
A Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company production. Going Downwas originally commissioned by Malthouse Theatre through the support of the Malcolm Robertson Foundation.
Key image: Zan Wimberley
Images: Brett Boardman
Paul Blenheim, Catherine Davies, Josh Price, Naomi Rukavina, Jenny Wu
SET & COSTUME DESIGN /
The Sisters Hayes
AV DESIGN /
LIGHTING DESIGN /
SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION /
DESIGN ASSOCIATE /
STAGE MANAGER /
Lyndie Li Wan Po
Event & ticketing details
90 minutes (no interval)
Adult themes, strong language, haze and nudity.