Explosive thriller on Murdoch stage

August 3, 2011

A disturbing and explosive thriller makes its Perth premiere at Murdoch University’s Drama Workshop this week.

Set in a shady fairground and an even shadier bar, Coronado combines unsavoury characters, black humour, sex and murder to explore the ultimate price we pay for love, money and redemption.

The play was written by Dennis Lehane, the man behind the films Mystic River, Shutter Island and several episodes of The Wire.

The Perth production is presented by Mood Theatre, Murdoch’s new graduate theatre company, and is directed by – and stars – Dr David Moody.

“The company seeks to provide added value to Murdoch’s Theatre and Drama course,” explained David, who is the acting Academic Chair of English and Creative Arts.

“Starting out in this competitive field is a daunting and difficult prospect for our alumni, so the company will give them the chance to chalk up some experience.

“Because we involve our present day students as well, they also get the chance to work with and learn from our graduates, so it’s great experience for both groups.

“Our mission will be to produce contemporary performance and theatre which is interesting, entertaining to a broad audience and socially engaged.”

Coronado will be performed at the following times –

Evening: 7:30pm. Thursday, August 4 to Saturday, August 6.

Matinée: 2:30pm. Thursday, August 4 & Saturday, August 6.

Tickets are $15 standard and $10 for concessions and can be booked via Mood Theatre’s website or by calling 0457 209203.

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Media contact: Jo Manning
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