TEXT BY BOJANA NOVAKOVIC, MUSIC BY TIM ROGERS, AFTER THE WRITINGS OF MARY MACLANE
4 April - 12 May 2012
Promiscuous prophet or philandering fool? Mary MacLane is a woman you’d be mad not to meet.
More than one hundred years ago, The Story of Mary MacLane set America aflame. A shocking confessional from a 19-year-old girl who refused to succumb to the corset-bound prudery of her age, Mary’s scandalous memoir broke all the rules – and sold over 100,000 copies.
Today, Ride On Theatre’s Bojana Novakovic and Tanya Goldberg bring Mary’s writings to the stage in a bold and magical ‘monologue for two’ backed with original music composed and performed by You Am I frontman Tim Rogers.
The Story of Mary MacLane by Herself will whirl you through a kaleidoscopic tale of the greatest genius you’ve never heard of, defy you to look deep within and dare you to dance with the devil.
WARNINGS: This production contains the use of a hazer and a herbal cigarette.
Created by Ride On Theatre
Presented in association with Malthouse Theatre, Merrigong Theatre Company and Performing Lines
Director Tanya Goldberg
Designer Anna Cordingley
Lighting Designer Hartley T A Kemp
Sound Designer Russell Goldsmith
Dramaturg Campion Decent
With Andrew Baylor, Mark Harris, Bojana Novakovic, Tim Rogers
Dan Witton will be performing in place of Mark Harris for 4 and 5 May shows.
Previews 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 April
Season 13 April – 12 May
Subscriber Briefing post-show 17 April
Saturday 2pm and 7pm
The running time for this production is 75 minutes with no interval.
Under 30 $30
$15 Rush tickets – limited number available Monday evenings at the door
‘The Story of Mary MacLane by Herself is timeless and quite beautiful stuff.’ Time Out
‘“It will amuse you. It will arouse your interest. It will stir your curiosity.” It does indeed, and on all counts.’ SMH
‘Another wonderful show from Griffin; original, unexpected, illuminating, funny and touching – it’s already a deserved hit.’ Stage Noise
‘The Story of Mary MacLane by Herself is immensely invigorating…Something that stays with you vitally, well after the lights have dimmed and the theatre emptied.’ Kevin Jackson
‘The voice of Mary Maclane transcends time and historical context in this show and that’s…just the way she would like it.’ Australian Stage
‘Movie actress Bojana Novakovic… is the beating heart of this production.’ The Daily Telegraph
‘The production has humour and charm [and] the best song written about a potato this decade.’ Concrete Playground
”They’ve talent in spades.’ Crikey
‘When you see a piece this engaging it restores your faith in Sydney’s theatre scene.’ Same Same
‘Has many a high moment. The central character of MacLane is as interesting as they come.’ Theatre People
Tim Rogers and Bojana Novakovic on The Circle , Channel Ten.
Bojana Novakovic talks to Elissa Blake in the SMH
Tim Rogers on Rock Stars taking to the theatrical stage in Spectrum
‘Now she would be the most famous blogger on the planet.’ Bojana Novakovic on Mary MacLane in the SMH
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