Go to Prima Facie, 26–29 June 2019

This show is part of Collected Works 2019

26–29 June 2019

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                      COLLECTED WORKS 2019 PURCHASE 4 SHOWS AND SAVE UP TO $40 OR MORE ON THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE BY BECOMING A SEASON TICKET HOLDER

AN ENTHRALLING ONE-WOMAN SHOW WHERE IT'S HER WORD AGAINST HIS.

One of our country’s greatest actors, Kate Mulvany, stars as Tessa – a criminal lawyer at the top of her game who knows the law permits no room for emotion. To win, you just need to believe in the rules. And Tessa loves to win, even when defending clients accused of sexual assault. Her court-ordained duty trumps her feminism. But when she finds herself on the other side of the bar, Tessa is forced into the shadows of doubt she’s so ruthlessly cast over other women. Winner of the 2018 Griffin Award, Prima Facie is an indictment of the Australian legal system’s failure to provide reliable pathways to justice for women in rape, sexual assault or harassment cases. It’s a work of fiction, but one that could have been ripped from the headlines of any paper, any day of the week, so common you could cry. Turning Sydney’s courts of law into a different kind of stage, Suzie Miller’s (Sunset Strip, Caress/Ache) taut, rapid-fire and gripping one-woman show exposes the shortcomings of a patriarchal justice system where it’s her word against his. Maybe we need a new system.

Show details:

Synopsis

26–29 June 2019

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                     
COLLECTED WORKS 2019

PURCHASE 4 SHOWS AND SAVE UP TO $40
OR MORE ON THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE

BY BECOMING A SEASON TICKET HOLDER

AN ENTHRALLING ONE-WOMAN SHOW WHERE IT’S HER WORD AGAINST HIS.

One of our country’s greatest actors, Kate Mulvany, stars as Tessa – a criminal lawyer at the top of her game who knows the law permits no room for emotion.

To win, you just need to believe in the rules. And Tessa loves to win, even when defending clients accused of sexual assault. Her court-ordained duty trumps her feminism. But when she finds herself on the other side of the bar, Tessa is forced into the shadows of doubt she’s so ruthlessly cast over other women.

Winner of the 2018 Griffin Award, Prima Facie is an indictment of the Australian legal system’s failure to provide reliable pathways to justice for women in rape, sexual assault or harassment cases. It’s a work of fiction, but one that could have been ripped from the headlines of any paper, any day of the week, so common you could cry.

Turning Sydney’s courts of law into a different kind of stage, Suzie Miller’s (Sunset Strip, Caress/Ache) taut, rapid-fire and gripping one-woman show exposes the shortcomings of a patriarchal justice system where it’s her word against his.

Maybe we need a new system.

Dates

Wednesday 26 June, 8pm

Thursday 27 June, 8pm

Friday 28 June, 8pm

Saturday 29 June, 6pm

 

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Credits

DIRECTOR:
Lee Lewis

DESIGNER:
Renée Mulder

SOUND DESIGNER & COMPOSER:
Paul Charlier

CAST:
Kate Mulvany

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre presents a Griffin Theatre Company production

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 80 minutes, no interval. Please note there is a lockout.

WARNINGS:
This show contains obscene language and may contain nudity, strobe lighting and fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This show is recommended for children ages 15+.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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Additional Information:
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.

Access

Tactile TourTACTILE TOUR
Saturday 29 June, 5pm

Audio DescribedAUDIO DESCRIBED
Saturday 29 June, 6pm

Closed CaptionedCAPTIONED
Saturday 29 June, 6pm

Take Part

GO BEYOND THE EXPERIENCE
The power of performing arts is increased when patrons engage actively with the stories above and beyond their experience in the auditorium.

Take Part

PRE-SHOW IN CONVERSATION WITH LEE LEWIS
Wednesday 26 June, 7pm

 

Take PartPOST SHOW Q&A WITH KATE MULVANY AND LEE LEWIS
Thursday 27 June

Seating Plan

 

NEED TO KNOW

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