Calpurnia Descending

Calpurnia Descending

Dates: 12 - 30 November 2014

Address: Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank, Victoria 3006

Phone: 03 9685 5111  |  Fax: 03 9685 5112  


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Calpurnia Descending sends up the dangers of fame with the tale of Beverly Dumont - a reclusive, drunken, Depression-era Broadway washout. Beverly limps towards obscurity until a naive ingénue appears offering a final shot at glory. It's the role of a lifetime, but the chalice soon proves poisoned and both women are drawn into a world of paranoia, sleaze and bloody, unrelenting ambition.

The latest work from queer 'DIY' theatre duo Sisters Grimm (The Sovereign Wife, Little Mercy) stars the inimitable Paul Capsis (Angela's Kitchen) and Ash Flanders. Rich in wit and piercing cultural critique, this fabulously entertaining work takes two of Australia's finest male actresses and ignites a backstage Battle Royale.

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