At the TAP Gallery, 278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst
Season: Tuesday 11 – Saturday 22 December 2012
Matinee Sunday 16 December 2012
Written by Valentino Musico
Directed by Ira Hal Seidenstein
Assisted by Natalie Lopes
With David Attrill, Richard Hillar, Natalie Lopes & Diego Retamales.
Natalie Lopes as Numera Jijinsky assailed by the evil timesheets.
“The United Synergy Corporation: working 25/8 because 24/7 is for the idle.”
Tony Reggio: fab metrosexual hot wired profit commander of United
To double his output and salary the USC has split his body and soul.
Tony’s soul returns to Sydney from Rome, to face more timesheets locking
him into 25 hour workdays, 8 days a week.
Tony's soul resolves to escape the 25/8 corporate reality,
but only with the new USC profit commander, his ex-lover Numera Jijinsky.
Will Tony tear down the evil timesheets separating him and Numera ??
Director Ira Hal Seidenstein ( www.iraseid.com) helped establish The Actors' Centre and The Bell Shakespear Company. He has performed and taught with Cirque du Soleil and Slava's Snow Show. His projects have been performed at Belvoir St, STC, Melbourne's Anthill Theatre and San Francisco's Eureka Theatre. In 2012 one of the companies he mentors won the Adelaide Fringe Festival's Best of the Fringe - Dance Award; another company he taught and coached won the Adelaide Fringe Festival's Best of the Fringe - Circus Award; and his creation the Madness of King Lear was performed in Adelaide, Avignon, Edinburgh and London.
Art designer is Sydney sculptor Vince Vozzo. His 1980-2012 retrospective exhibition Is currently at the Orange Regional Gallery to 16 December 2012.
Sound designers are guitarist Dave Leslie of the Aussie rock band The Baby Animals and Gino Musico of Sydney V8 pub rockers Quadrajet. The Baby Animals won the 1992 ARIA album of the ear award. Dave has co-written the classic rock songs Ealry Warning, Painless, Rush You and One Word.
25EIGHT is the 3rd Musico/Seidenstein collaboration. The critics said of the the 2nd Musico/Seidenstein collaboration, 2011's Shopping Centres & Gutters:
Shopping Centres and Gutters presents contemporary Sydney as a city soaked in class conciousness. It’s not a piece of naturalism. The characters, who hail from both the eastern and western suburbs, are stereotypes. Or are they? That, for me, was the power of the piece. Musico’s play asks us to question whether we really are, or should be, defined by envy and shallowness.
The director, Ira Hal Seidenstein, draws engaging performances from his entire ensemble.
Veronica Kaye – Theatre Red
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