POWER PLAYS

A theatrical tasting menu: five of Australia’s finest writers unleashed on the theme of power. 

WHARF 2 THEATRE

The Play

CLOSED


Sydney Theatre Company presents

POWER PLAYS

Five new short plays by Melissa Bubnic, Michele Lee, Nakkiah Lui, Hannie Rayson and Debra Thomas

World Premiere

Five writers, five actors, one theme

Power Plays is a theatrical tasting menu of some of Australia’s finest writers. Their mission: to each write a 20-minute play on the theme of power. The result: 100 minutes of hilarious theatre.

Melissa Bubnic, Michele Lee, Nakkiah Lui, Hannie Rayson and Debra Thomas are our five chosen writers. Some are STC veterans, some are making their debut. All of them have a wealth of smarts, a knack for the political and a gift for the comedic. How they use their talents to tackle the theme is up to them.

Conducting the potential mayhem safely onto the stage is our 2015 Richard Wherrett Fellow, director Paige Rattray (Boys will be boys). With her are a superb group of creatives – David Fleischer (Love and Information), Ross Graham (Boys will be boys) and Steve Toulmin (Little Mercy) – who will create the set, costumes, light and sound for these five exciting new works.

“Five brilliant playwrights each with a distinct voice and plenty to say”
Polly Rowe, STC Literary Manager

Duration: 1hr 50mins (no interval)
Content warning: Frequent strong language, sex scenes and adult themes 

Download the free program

Production patron Rebel Penfold-Russell

#STCPOWERPLAYS


Pricing information

Single Ticket prices
A Reserve $39
B Reserve $30
Previews $35

Transaction fees may apply
Single tickets: $7.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

Dates

Previews 17 Sep – 21 Sep 2016
Season 23 Sep – 22 Oct 2016

Performance start times
Tue – Sat 8.15pm; Mon 7pm; Wed 1.15pm; Sat 2.15pm 


Pricing and ticket information

Single Ticket prices
A Reserve $39
B Reserve $30
Previews $35

Concession, seniors and under 30 tickets
Suitable and valid identification must be provided for collection of tickets and at the venue, such as your concession or proof of age card. Alternatively, you may email a copy of your identification to [email protected]. Please quote your booking reference number.

Access requirements
For specific access requirements, please call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777 to book your seats.

Transaction fees may apply
Single tickets: $7.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter


Insight Events

Pre-season Briefing
Mon 12 Sep 6.15pm
Wharf 2 Theatre
FREE. RSVP here

Find out more about our Insight Events.


Free Program

Download a free program featuring a synopsis of each play, a Q&A with director Paige Rattray and bios of the cast and creatives.

Download now

Director Paige Rattray
Designer David Fleischer
Lighting Designer Ross Graham
Composer & Sound Designer Steve Toulmin
With
Vanessa Downing, Anthony Gee, Michelle Lim Davidson, Steve Rodgers, Ursula Yovich 

Photo James Green

Download a free program featuring a synopsis of each play, a Q&A with director Paige Rattray and bios of the cast and creatives. Download now

Download a free program featuring a synopsis of each play, a Q&A with director Paige Rattray and bios of the cast and creatives. 

Download now

Buy tickets for {% week.daySelectedInfo.formattedDate %}

{% formatPerformanceDateTime(performance.dateTime) %}
{% 'Add to my cart' %}
Loading...
  • Tickets available
  • Multiple performance times
  • Limited availability
  • Allocation exhausted