AMPAG, Melbourne Theatre Company Melbourne Theatre Company:Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes

Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes

Image Credits: Melbourne Theatre Company

May 2020

Thu 21 

Melbourne Theatre Company

Melbourne Theatre Company

Arts Centre Melbourne Fairfax Studio

MelbourneVIC

 
 

In this Australian Premiere, award-winning Canadian writer Hannah Moscovitch takes the archetypal student-teacher romance genre and turns it completely on its head for a fascinating drama on contemporary gender politics.

Jon is a prize-winning novelist who wants more out of life. His third marriage is going about as well as his first two, and he’s stuck at university teaching creative writing to lazy undergraduates. He's a good teacher, but there’s really only one student worth his time. Annie is clever, imaginative, and a huge fan of his work. One afternoon, Jon catches himself admiring Annie in her red coat, and very soon it feels like their affair was destined from the start. But when the embers have cooled and the affair is over, will he be able to control their narrative?

Award-winning Canadian writerHannah Moscovitch exploded onto the international theatre scene in 2005, and has taken New York by storm with her fiery wit and unique talent for shock and awe. In this Australian Premiere, Moscovitch takes the archetypal student-teacher romance genre and turns it completely on its head for a fascinating drama on contemporary gender politics.

Petra Kalive (Hungry Ghosts) directs this powerful story about the dangers of desire and privilege starringDan Spielman (The Code).