Mish Grigor / APHIDS
Presented by Arts House
Wed 13 – Sun 17 Nov
Wed – Sat 7.30pm
Wed 13 Nov, Preview
Sun 17 Nov, 5pm
$35, concession/student/LOCAL $25
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Smoke, haze, strobe lighting and occasional loud music
Auslan Interpreted Fri 15 Nov
Mish Grigor leaves. Again and again and again she leaves the stage, leaves the building, leaves the country. From the repetition, a game emerges. As she attempts (or pretends to attempt) a series of grand exits, her actions become more and more ridiculous, careening from the absurd to the darkly political.
Whether she’s abandoning lovers, childhood dreams or bad restaurants, there’s more to her escape routines than simple flight. Exit Strategies is about escape, change and disappearance. About the privilege of movement. About knowing when your time is up, and sensing when you’ve overstayed your welcome. It’s about wondering if you can go home again, or if you ever really had one. About what happens when the going gets tough (spoiler alert: the tough get going).
After the success of her works Oedipus Schmoedipus and Shamelessly Glitzy Work, Mish Grigor returns to Arts House with her first collaboration with her APHIDS co-directors Lara Thoms and Eugenia Lim. Along with their creative team, they present here a bracingly clever, bleakly funny and deeply angry new theatre work.
★★★★“brilliant, irreverent” The Age on Ich Nibber Dibber
“Provoking, endlessly glib, yet curiously joyous, I’d put money on this being the most divisive show of the year.” Sydney Morning Herald on Oedipus Schmoedipus
“Brilliant… shockingly funny to watch.” The Australian on Oedipus Schmoedipus
Lead artist: Mish Grigor
Dramaturgs: Lara Thoms, Anne Thompson
Visual design and video: Eugenia Lim
Video: Zoe Scoglio
Sound: Nina Buchanan
LX: Katie Sfetkidis
Supported by – This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; Vital Statistix; UNSW; EMPAC; the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; the City of Melbourne; and Arts House.
Image by – Mick Bello/EMPAC