DMV Theatre's 10th Anniversary Production
SPEAKING IN TONGUES
By Andrew Bovell
Presented by DMV Theatre & Neptune Open Spaces
Directed by: Matthew Thomas Walker
Featuring: Francine Deschepper, Michael Ferguson,
Pamela Halstead, Theo Pitsiavas
Designers: Aaron Collier, Katherine Jenkins-Ryan and Ingrid Risk
January 26-29, 2017 — Neptune’s Scotiabank Studio
January 26 - 7:30pm - PWYC preview
January 27 - 7:30pm - Opening
January 28 - 7:30pm
January 29 - 2:00pm
Two couples contemplate infidelity. One follows through, the other does not. Each choice creates ripples outward, like a stone dropping in a pond. Lives overlap and intertwine. A lost love reappears. A pair of shoes abandoned on the beach. A woman vanishes without a trace.
Contracts broken between lovers and powerful bonds forged between strangers.
What happens when intimacy breaks down? When do we recognize the danger of our inaction? How far will we go to feel something?
[Speaking in] Tongues is a relationship
drama, a crime thriller, and a psychoanalytical puzzle, but also seems
to be none of these. It seems to be a play about connections between
people. But then that slips away...this play is slippery...you probably
haven’t seen any other play quite like it. Listen watchfully.
- James Wenley - Theatre Scenes, Aukland, NZ
- Winner of the 1997 Australia Writers' Guild AWGie Award for Best Stage Play
- Adapted into the film Lantana which scooped seven awards at the 2001 Australia Film Institute Awards including Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Direction
- Playwright Andrew Bovell co-authored the Baz Luhrmann film Strictly Ballroom