PRIMA FACIE / ˌprʌɪmə ˈfeɪʃi/ Latin origin: primus ‘first’ + facies ‘face’. Law: (1) On the face of it, or at first sight, there is enough evidence for a case to answer; (2) a prima facie case will prevail until contradicted or overcome by other evidence.
Young and super smart, Tessa is a defence barrister who has mastered the steely facade needed to be a winner. Things look good from the top.
Working hard makes playing hard a great stress relief. After a few drinks, Tessa hooks up with a colleague, yet what might become a hot romance suddenly spirals into a terrifying ordeal.
Tables turn and Tessa finds herself cast in a very different role in the legal system. Once unflappable, she now grapples to find her way out from under the same shadow of doubt she has so frequently cast upon others.
Sheridan Harbridge (Calamity Jane) brings her acclaimed portrayal of Tessa to Malthouse Theatre in this taut and topical one-woman drama. Playwright Suzie Miller injects first-hand legal knowledge into this timely invective directed at some shocking norms of Australian courts.
"AN URGENT AND COMPELLING WORK..."
"A PERFECTLY CALIBRATED PERFORMANCE FULL OF EMOTIONAL TRUTH"
"A SEARING INDICTMENT OF THE LAW’S TREATMENT OF WOMEN."
PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
Malthouse Theatre presents a Griffin Theatre Company production.
Key Image: Brett Boardman
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Dates & Times
|PREVIEW||7pm, Wed 16 Sep|
|OPENING NIGHT||8pm, Thu 17 Sep|
|TIME TO TALK||7pm, Tue 22 Sep|
|RELAXED PERFORMANCE||2.30pm, Sat 3 Oct|
|SENIORS PERFORMANCES||2.30pm Sat 19 Sep, 2.30pm Sat 26 Sep, 2.30pm Sat 3 Oct|
Malthouse Theatre, 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.
Contains adult themes including descriptions of sexual violence, and coarse language.
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